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Schizophrenia and Marfan Syndrome

  • Pinkhas Sirota (a1) (a2), Moshe Frydman (a3) and Lea Sirota (a4)

Five index patients and three of their first-degree relatives were affected both by schizophrenia and Marfan syndrome. Since the association appears statistically significant, the possibility of linkage disequilibrium between adjacent genes or a cytogenetic abnormality causing both disorders is suggested. These hypotheses are testable and hold promise in attempting to map the ‘schizophrenia susceptibility gene’ by the candidate-gene approach.

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Yehuda Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
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Schizophrenia and Marfan Syndrome

  • Pinkhas Sirota (a1) (a2), Moshe Frydman (a3) and Lea Sirota (a4)
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