Blood Journal
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Combined Inheritance of Purpura Simplex and Ptosis in Four Generations of One Family

  1. BEN FISHER,
  2. GERALD H. ZUCKERMAN, and
  3. ROBERT C. DOUGLASS
  1. Wayne County General Hospital, Eloise, Michigan.

Abstract

Clinical observations are presented on 11 members of a family in which hereditary familial purpura simplex and congenital ptosis coexist in 6. These persons represent 4 generations of dominant genetic transmission of both traits.