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Lynch-Wiersma syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Lynch’s syndrome

Related people

A combination of ichtyosis congenita and secondary male hypogonadismus.

Description

A combination of ichtyosis congenita and secondary male hypogonadismus. Males. Two families described. Possible X-linked inheritance.

Bibliography

  • M. V. Wiersma:
    Ichtyosis congenita.
    Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, Amsterdam, 1937: 4764.
  • H. T. Lynch, F. L. Ozer, C. W. McNutt, J. E. Johnson, N. A. Jampolsky:
    Secondary male hypogonadism and congenital ichtyosis: an asssociation of two rare genetic diseases.
    The American Journal of Human Genetics, Chicago, 1960, 12: 440-477.

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