Linkage analysis in two consanguineous pedigrees of Pakistani and English origin and one further Indian family in which affected subjects have Sjögren-Larsson syndrome (SLS) showed linkage to chromosome 17. Linkage of SLS to D17S783 and D17S805 has been reported in Swedish pedigrees, but since those data were generated from a single ethnic group originating from a common ancestor, there remained the question of whether this disease is genetically heterogeneous. This report confirms the linkage in non-Swedish pedigrees and, therefore, provides evidence to support a single locus for SLS.
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