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Autosomal recessive progressive external ophthalmoplegia
A rare genetic, neuro-ophthalmological disease characterized by progressive weakness of the external eye muscles, resulting in bilateral ptosis and diffuse, symmetric ophthalmoparesis. Additional signs may include generalized skeletal muscle weakness, muscle atrophy, sensory axonal neuropathy, ataxia, cardiomyopathy, and psychiatric symptoms. It is usually more severe than autosomal dominant form.
ORPHA:254886Classification level: Disorder
Article for general public
- Clinical genetics review
- English (2014)