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SPORADIC CRETINISM IN ONE OF TWINS

SPORADIC CRETINISM IN ONE OF TWINS The more important features to be presented here are: There is definite proof that the retarded osseous development in congenital sporadic cretinism has its origin in utero.There is an apparent relationship of this osseous retardation to a disturbance of the thyroid gland in the fetus.Two additional cases of cretinism in one of differently sexed fraternal twins are reported, with roentgen demonstration of the occurrence of osseous retardation in utero in one case.The probable deductions that may be made in the physiology are discussed. A review of the American literature shows the paucity of reports on sporadic cretinism in twins. Two cases were reported by Gordon1 in a review of a series of three hundred and forty cases of myxedema in childhood in North America. In his series he cited one case reported by Charles Herrman,2 in male twins, 6½ years of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

SPORADIC CRETINISM IN ONE OF TWINS

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1934 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960190136015
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Abstract

The more important features to be presented here are: There is definite proof that the retarded osseous development in congenital sporadic cretinism has its origin in utero.There is an apparent relationship of this osseous retardation to a disturbance of the thyroid gland in the fetus.Two additional cases of cretinism in one of differently sexed fraternal twins are reported, with roentgen demonstration of the occurrence of osseous retardation in utero in one case.The probable deductions that may be made in the physiology are discussed. A review of the American literature shows the paucity of reports on sporadic cretinism in twins. Two cases were reported by Gordon1 in a review of a series of three hundred and forty cases of myxedema in childhood in North America. In his series he cited one case reported by Charles Herrman,2 in male twins, 6½ years of

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1934

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