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Congenital absence of lacrimal puncta and salivary glands: Report of a Brazilian family and review



Congenital absence of the salivary glands and lacrimal puncta is a rare autosomal-dominant disorder with variable expressivity. Only a few instances of this condition have been reported. We present the first Brazilian observation of this syndrome and a review of the literature. Am. J. Med. Genet. 94:32–34, 2000. © 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.