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Christian's brachydactyly syndrome

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A familial syndrome of mental retardation, brachydactyly, short thumbs and hallux varus with varism. Metacarpal, metatarsal, and distal phalanges short, proximal and medial phalanges normal. Both sexes affected to similar degree. Transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait.


  • J. C. Christian, K.S. Chu, E.A. Franken, et al:
    Dominant preaxial brachydactyly with hallux varus and thumb abduction.
    American Journal of Human Genetics, Chicago, 1972, 24: 694-701.

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