A new oculocerebral syndrome with hypopigmentation

Harold E. Cross, Victor A. McKusick, William Breen

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During the course of a survey for neurologic disorders in a genetic isolate, three sibs with an unusual oculocerebral syndrome were found. The syndrome is manifest at birth by cutaneous hypopigmentation and severe ocular anomalies. Spasticity, mental retardation, and athetoid movements become apparent at several months of age. Genetic evidence suggests autosomal recessive inheritance. Since no cases have been reported with a similar combination of findings, this family is believed to represent a "new" genetic disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-406
Number of pages9
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number3 PART 1
StatePublished - Mar 1967


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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Cross, H. E., McKusick, V. A., & Breen, W. (1967). A new oculocerebral syndrome with hypopigmentation. The Journal of Pediatrics, 70(3 PART 1), 398-406.