Cartilage-Hair Hypoplasia Syndrome: Implications for Prenatal Diagnosis

Jeffrey S. Dungan, Donald S. Emerson, Owen P. Phillips, Lee P. Shulman*

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Cartilage-hair hypoplasia (CHH) is a rare autosomal recessive skeletal dysplasia characterized by short stature, sparse hair, and a variable degree of immunodeficiency. We describe here the prenatal diagnosis of CHH in a woman who was previously delivered of a similarly affected infant. In addition, we review the prenatal diagnostic implications of the localization, by linkage analysis, of the gene responsible for many cases of CHH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-401
Number of pages4
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996


  • Cartilage-hair hypoplasia syndrome
  • Metaphyseal chondrodysplasia
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Type McKusick
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Embryology


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