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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 12

of 'Primary spontaneous pneumothorax in adults'

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Primary spontaneous pneumothorax in two siblings suggests autosomal recessive inheritance.
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Koivisto PA, Mustonen A
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Chest. 2001;119(5):1610.
 
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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Department of Clinical Genetics, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland. blpako@uta.fi
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