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CHEST: "Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax in Two Siblings Suggests Autosomal Recessive Inheritance"


Pasi A. Koivisto, MD, PhD and Aki Mustonen, MD, PhD

* From the Department of Clinical Genetics, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland.

Correspondence to: Pasi A. Koivisto, MD, PhD, Department of Clinical Genetics, Tampere University Hospital, P.O. Box 2000, FIN-33521 Tampere, Finland; e-mail: blpako@uta.fi

We report on a sister and brother with recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax without underlying connective tissue disease and without other affected relatives. The occurrence of spontaneous pneumothorax in two siblings from a large Finnish family raises the possibility of autosomal recessive inheritance of this disorder in some patients.

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