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Gyrate atrophy of the choroid: two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12854386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
INTRODUCTION: Gyrate atrophy of the choroid (GA) is a rare, inherited choroidal dystrophy that results in progressive deterioration in peripheral and night vision. This is the first documentation of GA in Singapore. CLINICAL PICTURE: This report illustrates 2 cases of a sibling pair from a consanguineous union, presenting with the classical clinical features and biochemical abnormality of this condition. TREATMENT AND OUTCOME: One patient was treated with pyridoxine replacement and a low protein diet. However, his condition failed to improve. The other patient was left untreated. CONCLUSION: Treatment was ineffective for the first patient. As yet, there is no proven treatment of GA.
Authors:
A C How; A H Koh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-11     Completed Date:  2003-10-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  408-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Singapore National Eye Centre, 11 Third Hospital Avenue, Singapore 168751.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Gyrate Atrophy / diagnosis*,  genetics
Humans
Male

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