Beals, R.K.

  • Peter Beighton
  • Greta Beighton


Beals syndrome, or congenital contractural arachnodactyly, comprises a marfanoid habitus, digital contractures and crumpled external ears. Inheritance is autosomal dominant.


Inborn Error Skeletal Dysplasia Prolific Author Honorary Doctorate Giant Platelet 
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  1. Beals RK, Hecht F (1971) Congenital contractural arachnodactyly. J Bone Jt Surg 53: 987–993Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Beighton
    • 1
  • Greta Beighton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of Cape Town Medical SchoolSouth Africa

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