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Keywords:

  • autosomal recessive;
  • partial alopecia;
  • hypogonadism;
  • Mullerian hypoplasia

Abstract

Two sisters presented with partial alopecia, primary hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and Mullerian hypoplasia associated with mild mental retardation, microcephaly, flat occiput, sparse eyebrows, absence of breast tissue, absent ovaries, mild-moderate dorsal kyphosis, thin upper lip and unilateral sensorioneural deafness in one of them. They were the product of a Turkish consanguineous marriage. The clinical course for our patients is similar to two families reported by Al-Awadi et al. [Al-Awadi et al. (1985) Am J Med Genet 22:619–622] and Megarbane et al. [Megarbane et al. (2003) Am J Med Genet Part A 119A:214–217]. This report supports the literature by proposing an autosomal recessive syndrome which was firstly reported by Al-Awadi et al. [Al-Awadi et al. (1985) Am J Med Genet 22:619–622]. This condition may be due to a founder mutation. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.