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The ocular and cerebral abnormalities associated with incontinentia pigmenti, an X-linked dominant disease with characteristic cutaneous features, are far worse than the name would indicate. Although some patients have normal vision, total blindness or permanent visual deficiency may occur....
This is a report of four new cases of Wolfram syndrome in three families and a review of the literature. The ophthalmologic, urologic, otologic, psychiatric and endocrine findings of the syndrome are discussed as well as their pathophysiology. Two recent reports with features atypical of the...
The PCR/restriction endonuclease digestion (RE) assay and PCR/SSCP analysis of the rhodopsin gene in 13 Japanese families with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (ad R p) revealed a G-A substitution of the first nucleotide of codon 181, replacing Glu (GAG) with Lys (AAG), in one family. The...
A 37-year-old woman had optic atrophy in both eyes and low-tone hearing disturbance of both ears noted after 34 years of age. Her visual acuity was 0.5 in the right eye and 0.6 in the left. The visual fields of both eyes showed slight progressive concentric narrowing. Hearing loss was gradually...
Preserved para-arteriole retinal pigment epithelium (PPRPE) is an uncommon form of retinitis pigmentosa, with a very peculiar funduscopic appearance. To our knowledge no patient under age ten, affected by PPRPE, has been reported in the literature. The authors present here a seven-year-old boy,...
A mother and daughter with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP) were found to carry a cytosine-to-adenine transversion mutation at codon 4 of the rhodopsin gene. This mutation predicts a substitution of lysine for threonine at one of the glycosylation sites in the rhodopsin molecule...
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