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The X-linked Syndrome of Hydrocephalus and Mental Retardation

  • Patrick J. Willems
  • Irene Dijkstra
  • Bart J. Van der Auwera
  • Oebele D. Brouwer

Zusammenfassung

X-linked aqueductal stenosis is a recessive X-linked syndrome (HC-MR) characterized by hydrocephalus (HC), mental retardation (MR) and clasped thumbs (Mc Kusick 39700). The different symptoms are not always present and a large inter- and intrafamilial variability exists.

Key words

Hydrocephalus Aqueduct stenosis Mental retardation Clasped thumbs X-linked inheritance 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick J. Willems
    • 1
  • Irene Dijkstra
    • 2
  • Bart J. Van der Auwera
    • 1
  • Oebele D. Brouwer
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medical GeneticsUniversity of Antwerp-UIAWilrijkBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Child NeurologyUniversity Hospital-AZLLeidenThe Netherlands

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