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Posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy

Disease definition

Posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD) is a rare mild subtype of posterior corneal dystrophy (see this term) characterized by small aggregates of apparent vesicles bordered by a gray haze at the level of Descemet membrane, generally with no effect on vision.

ORPHA:98973

  • Synonym(s):
    • PPCD
    • Posterior polymorphous dystrophy
    • Schlichting dystrophy
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: H18.5
  • OMIM: 122000  609140  609141
  • UMLS: C0339284
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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