Congential cutis laxa with ligamentous laxity and delayed development appears to be a distinct syndrome. Experience with six patients brings the total number of cases described to 13. Characteristics of the syndrome include congenital dislocation of the hips, wide patency and delayed closure of the anterior fontanel, and delayed intrauterine growth and extrauterine growth and development. Each of the 13 patients has been female. Inheritance may be as an autosomal recessive or an X-linked dominant lethal in the male.

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