Rita Gilman Harper (1934 – ) American pediatrician.
- Born 31 August 1934
- Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center.
- Department of Pediatrics, North Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical College, Manhasset, New York
Harper syndrome (1967)
Seckel syndrome or microcephalic primordial dwarfism (also known as bird-headed dwarfism, Harper’s syndrome, Virchow-Seckel dwarfism, and Bird-headed dwarf of Seckel) is an extremely rare congenital disorder.
Autosomal recessive disorder characterized by intrauterine growth retardation, dwarfism, microcephaly with mental retardation, and a characteristic ‘bird-headed’ facial appearance.
In 1967 Harper reported on a brother and sister who strikingly resembled Seckel’s cases 1 and 2; 2 other reported cases; and the 3 sibs reported by McKusick also in 1967.
- Achs R, Harper RG, Harrick NJ. Unusual dermatolyphics associated with major congenital malformations. N Engl J Med. 1966;275(23):1273-1278.
- Harper RG, Orti E, Baker RK. Bird-beaded dwarfs (Seckel’s syndrome). A familial pattern of developmental, dental, skeletal, genital, and central nervous system anomalies. J Pediatr. 1967;70(5):799-804.
- Achs R, Harper RG. Dermatoglyphics. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1968;101(7):1006-1023.
- Harper RG, Solish GI, Sang E, Purow H. The effect of a methadone treatment program upon pregnant addicts and their infants. Proc Natl Conf Methadone Treat. 1973;2:1133-1137.
- Harper RG, Yoon JJ. Handbook of neonatology. 1974 [2e 1987]
- Harper RG, Carrera E, Weiss S, Luongo M. A complete computerized program for nutritional management in the neonatal intensive care nursery. Am J Perinatol. 1985;2(2):161-162
- Harper RG, Sia CG, Spinazzola R, Wapnir RA, Orner S, Harper R. Limitation of private attending pediatricians’ neonatal intensive care privileges in level III institutions throughout the United States. Pediatrics. 1994;94(2 Pt 1):190-193.
- Harper RG, Rehman KU, Sia C, et al. Neonatal outcome of infants born at 500 to 800 grams from 1990 through 1998 in a tertiary care center. J Perinatol. 2002;22(7):555-562.
- Helmut Paul George Seckel (1900-1960)
- Seckel syndrome. OMIM #210600
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