SECKEL'S BIRD-HEADED DWARFISM

Autosomal recessive condition characterized by growth and mental retardation, a beak-like nose, micrognathism, microcephaly, prominent maxilla and eyes, hypertelorism, strabismus, anti-mongoloid slant of palpebral fissures, premature balding, short trunk, variable musculoskeletal changes, linked to defects in chromosome 3. Also known as: Seckel nanism; Virchow-Seckel Syndrome.

SECKEL'S BIRD-HEADED DWARFISM: "Seckel's Bird-Headed Dwarfism was first reported in 1960 by a German physician named Helmut P. G. Seckel (1900-1960)."
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