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June 1978

Multiple Pterygium Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Oral-Facial Genetics (Drs Escobar and Bixler) and Medical Genetics (Drs Escobar, Bixler, Gleiser, and Weaver and Mr Gibbs), Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(6):609-611. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120310073016

• After treating a 12-year-old patient with multiple pterygium syndrome, we ascertained the minimal diagnostic criteria of pterygia in the neck, axilla, antecubital, and even popliteal areas; evidence supports autosomal recessive inheritance for this syndrome.

(Am J Dis Child 132:609-611, 1978)

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