Asplenia in two father-son pairs

N. M. Lindor, W. A. Smithson, C. A. Ahumada, V. V. Michels, J. M. Opitz

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We report on two father-son pairs with isolated nonsyndromal asplenia. This may represent autosomal dominant inheritance of a mutation in a gene involved with spleen development and determination of laterality. The incidence of hereditary isolated asplenia is unknown; therefore, screening for asplenia in first degree relatives of individuals with (poly)asplenia should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-11
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of medical genetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)


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