KIRNER, Joseph

  • Peter Beighton
  • Greta Beighton


KIRNER anomaly, or dystelephalangy, comprises flexion and palmar deviation of the fifth fingers. The condition is an autosomal dominant trait.


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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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