Prader‐Willi syndrome: Are there population differences?

Merlin G. Butler, David D. Weaver, F. John Meaney

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A 15 1/2 -year-old black female with features consistent with the Prader-Willi syndrome is reported. This is the second case report of a black individual and the first case of a black female with the Prader-Willi syndrome. There is an apparent paucity of blacks reported with this condition. Whether this difference is a true difference or represents under-reporting is not known. We urge reporting of individuals representing other racial groups with this disorder and suggest population studies to determine the incidence as well as the true population difference in the Prader-Willi syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-294
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Genetics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1982


  • Black female with Prader‐Willi syndrome!
  • population differences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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