The Finnish Disease Heritage III: the individual diseases

Hum Genet. 2003 May;112(5-6):470-526. doi: 10.1007/s00439-002-0877-1. Epub 2003 Mar 8.


This article is the third and last in a series entitled The Finnish Disease Heritage I-III. All the 36 rare hereditary diseases belonging to this entity are described for clinical and molecular genetic purposes, based on the Finnish experience gathered over a period of half a century. In addition, five other diseases are mentioned. They may be included in the list of the "Finnish diseases" after adequate complementary studies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / genetics
  • Abnormalities, Multiple / physiopathology
  • Finland / epidemiology
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn* / epidemiology
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn* / genetics
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn* / physiopathology
  • Intellectual Disability / genetics
  • Intellectual Disability / physiopathology