MARTHA C. LARSEN, M.D.; ALLYN B. LEY, M.D.; MARJORIE B. ZUCKER, PH.D.; LUCILE E. LOSEKE, M.D.
The association of albinism with other physical abnormalities is not unusual. Some of these, such as nystagmus and basal cell carcinoma, appear to be acquired and to result from the lack of retinal (1) or skin pigment (2). Others, such as deafness, oligophrenia, and Polydactyly (3), are congenital and presumably under genetic control, but the interrelationships between albinism and these defects are not clear. Recently, the occurrence of pseudohemophilia (von Willebrand's disease) has been reported in two unrelated albinos (4). Furthermore, one additional instance (5) of the association of the two abnormalities became evident in reviewing reported series of von
LARSEN MC, LEY AB, ZUCKER MB, et al. The Association of Albinism with Pseudohemophilia. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:504–507. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-3-504
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(3):504-507.
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