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Koller, M F; Papassotiropoulos, A; Henke, K; Behrends, B; Noda, S; Kratzer, A; Hock, C; Hofmann, M (2005). Evidence of a genetic basis of Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome. A case report of identical twins. Neuro-degenerative Diseases, 2(2):56-60.

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We report two 71-year-old female monozygotic twins presenting with advanced hyperostosis frontalis interna, obesity, shortness and cognitive impairment. They both have suffered from generalized seizures since their early adulthood. Moreover, the patients showed some additional conditions only occurring in one individual or the other such as migraine, marked recurrent depressive disorder or polyarthrosis. The symptoms common to both twins appear to correspond to the Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome and indicate a genetic basis of this disorder as these features occur in genetically identical patients.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Division of Psychiatric Research and Clinic for Psychogeriatric Medicine
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:09 Sep 2011 14:18
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 22:23
Publisher DOI:10.1159/000089284
PubMed ID:16909048
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 2
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Scopus®. Citation Count: 6

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