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Book syndrome is characterised by premolar aplasia, hyperhidrosis, and premature greying of the hair. It has been reported in 25 affected individuals from four generations of a Swedish family and in one isolated case. The isolated case also displayed additional features: a narrow palate, hypoplastic nails, eyebrow anomalies, a unilateral simian crease, and poorly formed dermatoglyphics. Inheritance is autosomal dominant with high penetrance.
Quelle: Orphanet: an online rare disease and orphan drug data base. Copyright, INSERM 1997. Available on Accessed 07.04.2014

Orofaziale Manifestation

Flacher Gaumen, Zahnanomalien (fehlende Prämolaren)


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  • Salinas, C. F., Sahn, E. E., Richards, M. A., Hutchins, H. S., Jr.Congenitally missing teeth and severe hyperhidrosis: Book syndrome or a new ectodermal dysplasia syndrome?J. Dysmorph. Clin. Genet. 6: 59-63, 1992.