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Scheie syndrome

noun \ ˈshī- \

medical Definition of Scheie syndrome

: an autosomal recessive mucopolysaccharidosis similar to Hurler syndrome but less severe that is characterized by clouding of the cornea, slight deformity of the extremities, and disease of the aorta but not by mental retardation or early death

Biographical Note for scheie syndrome

  • Scheie, Harold Glendon (1909–1990), American ophthalmologist. Throughout his medical career Scheie was associated with the hospital and medical school of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He described Scheie syndrome in 1962.

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