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- Progressive tapetochoroidal dystrophy
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night blindness, progressive narrowing of the field of vision (tunnel vision), and a decrease in the ability to see details (visual acuity). These vision problems are due to an ongoing loss of cells in the retina and choroid. The vision impairments get progressively worse and usually lead to blindness typically in late adulthood. Choroideremia is caused by mutations in the CHM gene and is inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern.Choroideremia is a genetic condition characterized by progressive vision loss that mainly affects males. Signs and symptoms of this condition include
Last updated: 4/22/2011
- Choroideremia. Genetics Home Reference. 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/choroideremia. Accessed 4/22/2011.
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- The Foundation Fighting Blindness has a Web page on choroideremia. Click on the link to view this information.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Choroideremia. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Choroideremia. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
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