ROBERT G. MUTH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Hereditary osteo-onychodysplasia is a genetically dominant syndrome characterized chiefly by dysplasia of the fingernails, the presence of iliac horns, hypoplastic or absent patellae, and deformities or luxation of the head of the radius. Hereditary anomalies of the bones and nails were probably mentioned as early as 1820 and were first reported in 1897 (1). The earlier reports mentioned deformities of the fingernails and patellae (2). In 1925 (3) abnormalities of the nails, patellae, and elbows were reported. Turner (4) in 1933 published the first rather comprehensive report of the syndrome. In his report, a pelvic roentgenogram clearly demonstrated large iliac
MUTH RG. The Nephropathy of Hereditary Osteo-onychodysplasia. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:1279–1285. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-62-6-1279
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(6):1279-1285.
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