Dominant inheritance of Scheuermann's juvenile kyphosis

Am J Dis Child. 1978 Nov;132(11):1105-7. doi: 10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120360061011.


Familial occurrence of Scheuermann's juvenile kyphosis is well known, but no specific mode of inheritance has been recognized. We describe five families in which the disease seems to follow and autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Chromosome Aberrations / genetics
  • Chromosome Disorders
  • Female
  • Genes, Dominant*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pedigree
  • Scheuermann Disease / diagnosis
  • Scheuermann Disease / genetics*