Other Names for this Disease
- Deafness-retinitis pigmentosa syndrome
- Dystrophia retinae pigmentosa-dysostosis syndrome
- Graefe-Usher syndrome
- Hallgren syndrome
- Usher's syndrome
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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.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Usher syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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- The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has developed an information page on Usher syndrome. To view this information, click on the link above.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- The 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.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Usher syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.