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Escher Hirt syndrome

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Escher-Hirt syndrome is characterized by small ears with thickened ear lobes, a small jaw, and conductive hearing loss due to ear abnormalities. It has only been described in a few families. Escher-Hirt syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.[1]
Last updated: 3/31/2009


  1. Earlobes, thickened - conductive deafness. Orphanet. May 2007; Accessed 3/31/2009.
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  • The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is an catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
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