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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 227--228

Familial acrogeria in a brother and sister

Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir., India

Correspondence Address:
S M Ahmad
C/o Empire Medicate, Opp. Fire Services H.Qs., Main Road, Batamallo, Srinagar-190001, Jammu and Kashmir.
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Acrogeria is one of the premature aging syndromes with an unknown mode of inheritance. Familial cases are quite rare. A report of the disease in a brother and sister demonstrating a possible autosomal recessive inheritance is described. An unusual finding was bilateral corneal opacities in both the patients.


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