HOOFT, Carlos M.

  • Peter Beighton
  • Greta Beighton


HOOFT syndrome, or familial hypolipidaemia, comprises postnatal growth retardation, an erythematous eruption on the face and limbs, abnormalities of the nails, hair and teeth and inconsistent retinal changes. Affected individuals have a characteristic biochemical profile. Inheritance is autosomal recessive.


Inborn Error Serum Lipid Level Tuberculous Meningitis Talented Student Paediatric Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Beighton
    • 1
  • Greta Beighton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of Cape Town Medical SchoolSouth Africa

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