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Kearns-Sayre syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • KSS
  • Ophthalmoplegia, pigmentary degeneration of retina, and cardiomyopathy
  • Oculocraniosomatic syndrome
  • Ophthalmoplegia plus syndrome
  • Mitochondrial cytopathy
Related Diseases
  • Mitochondrial DNA Deletion Syndromes
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  • My dad was diagnosed with Kearns-Sayre Syndrome in the 1980's. He copes well and is very independent. He went through genetic counseling while I was child and was told this mother was the carrier and once it hit a male the gene stopped. This was in the 80's. I am now married with 3 children of my own and I often wonder if this information is true. Is there any way that I could be a carrier? Click here for answer

  • I know a young man in Brazil who has Kearn-Sayre syndrome. Could you provide me with information about this condition? Are there treatment centers that specialize in treating individuals with Kearns-Sayre syndrome? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • KSS
  • Ophthalmoplegia, pigmentary degeneration of retina, and cardiomyopathy
  • Oculocraniosomatic syndrome
  • Ophthalmoplegia plus syndrome
  • Mitochondrial cytopathy
Related Diseases
  • Mitochondrial DNA Deletion Syndromes
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.