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February 1977

A Syndrome of Microcephaly and Cataracts in Four Siblings: A New Genetic Syndrome?

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Human Development, Anatomy, and Zoology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing (Drs Scott-Emuakpor and Higgins); and Coldwater (Mich) State Home and Training School (Dr Heffelfinger).

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(2):167-169. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120150049010

• We describe a syndrome of microcephaly, with extreme failure to thrive, (severe spasticity), kyphoscoliosis, cataracts, and hip dysplasia in four siblings. The syndrome could be a new one, although it has several features resembling those described by Lowry et al. It is suggested that this syndrome is inherited as an autosomal-recessive condition.

(Am J Dis Child 131:167-169, 1977)