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J Med Genet. 1989 January; 26(1): 51–54.
PMCID: PMC1015537

Hydrocephalus, tall stature, joint laxity, and kyphoscoliosis: a new inherited disorder of connective tissue?


We describe two sisters with hydrocephalus, tall stature, joint laxity, and thoracolumbar kyphosis.

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