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Childhood onset of pterygia in twins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16284508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report a case of childhood onset of pterygia in twins. METHODS: Twelve-year-old male twins had nasal lesions on the left eye of twin A and on the right eye of twin B. Both lesions were excised with superior conjunctival autograft. RESULTS: Histopathologic examination showed the lesions to be pterygia. Other pedigrees of familial pterygia have been described. However, to the authors' knowledge, this young age at onset has not been documented with histopathology in twins. CONCLUSIONS: This case report documents the youngest age at onset of pterygia in twins, with histologic confirmation. It suggests a genetic or developmental cause for pterygium formation.
Adam H Bloom; Henry D Perry; Eric D Donnenfeld; Barry S Pinchoff; Renée Solomon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Twin Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eye & contact lens     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1542-2321     ISO Abbreviation:  Eye Contact Lens     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-14     Completed Date:  2006-03-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101160941     Medline TA:  Eye Contact Lens     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, Rockville Centre, NY 11570, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Conjunctiva / transplantation
Diagnosis, Differential
Diseases in Twins*
Follow-Up Studies
Pterygium / genetics*,  pathology,  surgery
Transplantation, Autologous

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