10.1002/ajmg.1320500303.abs We report on 2 related children, a boy and a girl, from a large Turkish clan. Their parents are both first cousins and have several common ancestors. Both children have tyrosinase‐positive oculocutaneous albinism, recurrent bacterial infections, granulocytopenia, intermittent thrombopenia, and microcephaly, a protruding midface, rough and projecting hair, and mild mental retardation. Chromosomes are normal. Metabolic disorders were excluded. None of 14 well‐known types of albinism, including Hermansky‐Pudlak syndrome and Chediak‐Higashi syndrome, nor any other genetic syndrome, characterizes our patients sufficiently. Thus, this combination of symptoms is considered a new autosomal recessive syndrome. © 1994 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.
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