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Progressive retinal dystrophy due to retinol transport defect

Disease definition

Progressive retinal dystrophy due to retinol transport defect is a rare, genetic, metabolite absorption and transport disorder characterized by progressive rod-cone dystrophy, usually presenting with impaired night vision in childhood, progressive loss of visual acuity and severe retinol deficiency without keratomalacia. Association with ocular colobomas, severe acne and hypercholesterolemia has been reported.


  • Synonym(s):
    • Retinol dystrophy-iris coloboma-comedogenic acne syndrome
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: H35.5
  • OMIM: 615147
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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