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November 1978

Dominant Inheritance of Scheuermann's Juvenile Kyphosis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medical Genetics and Orthopedic Surgery, Montreal Children's Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(11):1105-1107. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120360061011

• Familial occurrence of Scheuermann's juvenile kyphosis is well known, but no specific mode of inheritance has been recognized. We describe five families in which the disease seems to follow an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance.

(Am J Dis Child 132:1105-1107, 1978)