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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 104--105

Association of schizophrenia and mental retardation with facio-scapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

Department of Neurology, MMI Hospital, Lalpur, Raipur (C.G.) - 492007, India

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S Sharma
Department of Neurology, MMI Hospital, Lalpur, Raipur (C.G.) - 492007
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Three members of an Indian family with facio scapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD linked to chromosome 4q35 with short EcoR1 segment of 23 Kb are reported where two male adults had schizophrenia. One family member developed isolated facial weakness with mild mental retardation. This genetically proven FSHD family is reported because of its uncommon associations.


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