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ABSTRACT: Two infants with the cerebrohepatorenal (Zellweger) syndrome in Karaite families are described. This syndrome has an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance with an estimated incidence of between 1:25,000 and 1:100,000 live births. In addition to a previous report of the syndrome in a Karaite family, this report raises the possibility of a high incidence of Zellweger Syndrome among the Karaites in Israel.
Israel journal of medical sciences 11/1990; 26(10):570-2.