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Herrmann's syndrome

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A familial camptodactyly syndrome, transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait, associated with dysplasia and synostoses of the fingers, wrist, and foot with short middle phalanges; craniofacial anomalies; conductive hearing loss; strabismus; and other defects.


  • J. Herrmann:
    Symphalangism and brachydactyly syndrome: Report of the WL symphalangism-brachydactyly syndrome: review of the literature and classification.
    Birth Defects Original Article Series, New York, 1974, 10 (5): 23-53.
  • S. A. Hurvitz, et al:
    The facio-audio-symphalangism syndrome: A report of a case and review of the literature.
    Clinical Genetics, Copenhagen, 1985, 28: 61-68.

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