Werdnig-Hoffmann disease in a Nigerian infant.

  title={Werdnig-Hoffmann disease in a Nigerian infant.},
  author={R. A. A. Pelleboer and P. D. Maaswinkel-Mooy and Hans H. van Gelderen},
  journal={Tropical and geographical medicine},
  volume={41 3},
A Nigerian infant with the classical features of Werdnig-Hoffmann disease is described. According to the literature the incidence in black Africans is very low. Attention is drawn to the fact that neurological illnesses are often overlooked in negroid races; several reasons are given.