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Gyrate atrophy

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Gyrate Atrophy, right eye

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Gyrate Atrophy

Left eye (click image for higher resolution image)

Gyrate atrophy is an autosomal recessive disease resulting from a deficiency of ornithine aminotransferase. By the second decade of life, patients exhibit scalloped areas of choroidal and retinal atrophy that begin peripherally and progresses toward the posterior pole. The diagnosis is supported by increased plasma and urine ornithine levels.

OMIM #258870


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last updated: 07/21/2013
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