oa South African Medical Journal - Sporadic cretinism in one of fraternal twins
|Article Title||Sporadic cretinism in one of fraternal twins|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 The Duchess of York Hospital for Babies, Manchester|
|Publication Date||Jul 1953|
|Pages||562 - 564|
|Keyword(s)||Binovular twins, Hypothyroidism, Sporadic cretinism and Twins|
A case of cretinism manifesting in only one of a pair of binovular twins is presented. The author has found only 4 other comparable case reports in the literature. The first case was published in 1914; 20 years passed before 2 more cases were published in one paper and these were followed a year later by a fourth. Possible factors in the pathogenesis are discussed briefly.
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