• O. H. Wolff
Part of the Ergebnisse der Inneren Medizin und Kinderheilkunde book series (KINDERHEILK. NF, volume 23)


In 1950 Bassen and Kornzweig described the case of an 18 year old girl with atypical retinitis pigmentosa, a neurological disorder and an abnormality of the red blood cells which had not been previously described. In early childhood she was said to have had coeliac disease. The patient’s 11 year old brother presented a similar clinical picture. In 1957 Kornzweig and Bassen published a report of the progress of the condition in the brother who was now 18 years old. The red cell abnormality had persisted and the retinitis and ataxic neuropathy had developed further.


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