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Krabbe's syndrome II

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Historical term for congenital myopathies with generalised atrophy of the musculature.

First described by A. Gibson (I am uncertain whether it is Alexander George Gibson, English physician, born 1875) in 1921. More comprehensive description by Krabbe in 1946 for the Danish Neurological Society.


  • A. Gibson:
    Muscular infantilism.
    Archives of Internal Medicine, Chicago, 1921, 27: 358.
  • K. H. Krabbe:
    Treffen der Dänischen Neuologischen Gesellschaft. 1946.
    (Meeting of the Danish neurological society. 1946). Kongenit generaliseret muskelaplasi.
    Nordisk Medicin, Stockholm, 1947, 35: 1756.

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