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Phenotypic differences in African Americans with Prader-Willi syndrome

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We report on 10 African Americans with Prader-Willi syndrome whose features differ from those of white patients with this condition. Growth is less affected, hand and foot lengths usually are normal, and the facies are atypical; this may lead to underdiagnosis in this population. We encourage clinicians to recognize these phenotypic differences so that diagnosis is not overlooked.

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Correspondence to Louanne Hudgins.

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Hudgins, L., Geer, J. & Cassidy, S. Phenotypic differences in African Americans with Prader-Willi syndrome. Genet Med 1, 49–51 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1097/00125817-199811000-00010

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