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Moynahan's syndrome III

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A congenital ectodermal dysplasia syndrome characterized by xeroderma, talipes, tooth enamel defect, short stature, cleft palate, absence of eyelashes of lower lid, etc.

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A congenital ectodermal dysplasia syndrome characterized by xeroderma, talipes, and tooth enamel defect. Also short stature, cleft palate, absence of eyelashes of lower lid, short-lasting skin bullae, congenital mitral stenosis, cerebral changes, and reduced numbers of sweat glands with hypohidrosis. Etiology unknown. Autosomal dominant inheritance. First described by Moynahan in 1970 on the basis of one family.

Bibliography

  • E. Moynahan:
    XTE syndrome (xeroderma, talipes and enamel defect): A new heredo-familial syndrome. Two cases. Homozygous inheritance of a dominant gene.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, 1970, 63: 447-448.

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