Gillespie Syndrome

Gillespie syndrome is a rare genetic condition with the following symptoms: a missing part of the iris also known as aniridia, coordination and movement difficulties (ataxia), and intellectual disability. Other cases report spine abnormalities and heart malformations. This is attributed to Frederick Gillespie, an American ophthalmologist, who first described the syndrome in 1965. Gillespie gave an account of two siblings who presented with aniridia, intellectual disability, and ataxia.

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