Other Names for this Disease
- Cerebrohepatorenal syndrome
- Zellweger leukodystrophy
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In 1964, Bowen et al. described 2 families, each with 2 siblings seeming to have a yet-unnamed malformation syndrome with features consistent with what is now termed Zellweger syndrome. In 1969, Opitz et al. described other cases, and suggested that only 1 of the 2 sets of siblings previously reported by Bowen et al. (the pair contributed by Hans Zellweger) had the syndrome (although in a 2004 review, Wanders noted that both families had the syndrome). In 1969, Opitz et al. suggested the eponym 'Zellweger syndrome.'
Last updated: 12/30/2011
- Cassandra L. Kniffin. ZELLWEGER SYNDROME; ZS. OMIM. Janunary 4, 2011; http://omim.org/entry/214100#reference39. Accessed 12/30/2011.