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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 3, n° 3
pages 251-256 (septembre 1980)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(80)80188-5
Clinical and laboratory studies

Nail-patella syndrome : A distinctive clinical and electron microscopic presentation

Craig G. Burkhart, M.D. , Raspal Bhumbra, M.D., Anthony M. Iannone, M.D.
 From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Dermatology) and Neurology, Medical College of Ohio, USA 

1Reprint requests to: Dr. Craig G. Burkhart, Medical College of Ohio, Division of Dermatology, C.S. 10008, Toledo, OH 43699.

A case of nail-patella syndrome is presented in which cerebral vessel and aortic dilatation was noted. The skin revealed epidermal basement membrane thickening and redundancy in addition to significant perivascular basal lamina reduplication by electron microscopy. The significance of these findings is discussed.

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* We thank Drs. Arthur J. Sober and George Murphy for their assistance.

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