Medline ® Abstract for Reference 12
of 'Primary spontaneous pneumothorax in adults'
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax in two siblings suggests autosomal recessive inheritance.
Koivisto PA, Mustonen A
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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