Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis in two sisters. possible autosomal recessive inheritance


A 4-year-old girl and her 2-year-old sister both had interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. The parents, unrelated, were free from pulmonary fibrosis as judged from their chest radiographs and pulmonary function tests. The occurrence of the disease in daughters of apparently healthy parents suggests autosomal recessive inheritance, although dominant inheritance with a parent yet to develop the disease can not be totally ruled out.


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Tsukahara, M., Kajii, T. Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis in two sisters. possible autosomal recessive inheritance. Jap J Human Genet 28, 263–267 (1983).

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