Smith-Magenis syndrome

(redirected from Chromosome 17p deletion syndrome)

Smith-Magenis syndrome

[Ann C. M. Smith, contemporary U.S. genetics counselor; Ellen Magenis, contemporary U.S. physician]
A rare form of genetic mental retardation characterized by chronic ear infections, erratic sleep patterns, head banging, picking at skin, and pulling off fingernails and toenails. Location: chromosome 17. Treatment is symptomatic.
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Ellen, 20th century U.S. physician.
Smith-Magenis syndrome - see under Smith, Ann CM


Ann C.M., 20th century U.S. genetics counselor.
Smith-Magenis syndrome - a rare form of mental retardation.
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