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Am J Ophthalmol. 1995 Aug;120(2):247-8.

Macular pattern dystrophy associated with a mutation of mitochondrial DNA.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris, France.

Abstract

PURPOSE/METHODS:

To establish association of a macular pattern dystrophy with maternally inherited diabetes and deafness, a new subtype of diabetes mellitus caused by a mutation of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Two probands of two different families with maternally inherited diabetes and deafness were examined.

RESULTS/CONCLUSION:

Both probands exhibited a macular pattern dystrophy, maternally inherited in one patient. The association of a macular pattern dystrophy with diabetes should lead to screening for a mutation of mtDNA.

PMID:
7639309
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9394(14)72615-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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