pigmentary retinopathy

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ret·i·ni·tis pig·men·to·'sa (RP),

a progressive retinal degeneration characterized by bilateral nyctalopia, constricted visual fields, electroretinogram abnormalities, and pigmentary infiltration of the inner retinal layers; may be sporadic or demonstrate autosomal dominant [MIM*180100], autosomal recessive, or X-linked inheritance [MIM*268000, *312600, *312610].

pig·men·tar·y re·ti·nop·a·thy

(pig'mĕn-tar-ē ret'i-nop'ă-thē)
Photoreceptor degeneration associated with pigmentary changes in the retina and choroid.
See also: retinitis pigmentosa
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All patients developed ptosis, external ophthalmoplegia, and pigmentary retinopathy with disease progression.
For the purposes of this study a CRS suspect was defined as an individual with one of cataract, congenital glaucoma, pigmentary retinopathy, or hearing impairment.
Kearns-Sayre syndrome combines a pigmentary retinopathy with Chronic Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia (CPEO), and complete heart block.
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In this paper, we reported 19 Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS) patients whose diagnoses were in accordance with the current clinical diagnostic criteria of KSS, i.e., the triad of progressive external ophthalmoplegia, pigmentary retinopathy, and onset before 20 years of age, plus at least one of the followings: heart block, cerebellar symptoms, or cerebrospinal fluid protein levels above 1000 mg/L.[sup][2] The diagnostic criteria have been widely used.[sup][3] Apart from clinical features, muscle pathology and molecular genetic analysis can play a great role in the diagnostic workup.

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