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Pieter Brueghel

Born 1525
Died 1569

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Dutch painter, 1525-1569.

Biography of Pieter Brueghel

In his painting De Gaper, Brueghel described the condition now commonly referred to as Meige's syndrome II, or blepharospasm-oromandibular dystonia. The term Brueghel's syndrome is used when extensive mandibular involvement is a major component of the disease.

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