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Gänsslen's syndrome II

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    Syndrome characterized by a severe degree of metabolic bone change associated with familial haemolytic anaemia. It was first described by Minkowski in 1900. Both hereditary and familial features have been observed. Occurs at any age.

    The term was used in the past to indicate the bone changes occurring with any chronic haemolytic syndrome, this eponym is now considered obsolete.


    • M. Gänsslen, E. Zipper Len; E. Schultz:
      Die hämolytische Konstitution. Nach 105 Beobachtungen von hämolytischen Ikterus, 39 Beobachtungen von leichten hämolytischen Konstitutionen und 19 Milzexstirpationen.
      Deutsches Archiv für klinische Medizin, Leipzig, 1925, 146: 1-146.

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