Chromosomal breakage and scleroderma: studies in family members.


Chromosome studies were performed on 54 apparently healthy relatives of 29 scleroderma patients and on 40 controls. Increased chromosomal breakage is observed in 86 per cent of brothers and sisters and in 68 per cent of children of patients. If the findings in relatives are compared to those obtained in the 29 scleroderma patients of these families, the… (More)


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