Usher syndrome, type 1
Other Names for this Disease
- Retinitis pigmentosa and congenital deafness
- Usher syndrome type 1
retinitis pigmentosa. Three major types of Usher syndrome have been described - types I, II, and III. The different types are distinguished by their severity and the age when signs and symptoms appear. All three types are inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, which means both copies of the disease-causing gene in each cell have mutations.Usher syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by hearing loss or deafness, and progressive vision loss due to
Last updated: 3/3/2014
- Usher syndrome. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). February 2007; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/usher-syndrome. Accessed 9/20/2011.
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- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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- The Social Security Administration has included this condition in their Compassionate Allowances Initiative. This initiative speeds up the processing of disability claims for applicants with certain medical conditions that cause severe disability. More information about Compassionate Allowances and applying for Social Security disability is available online.