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Disease definition

Choroideremia (CHM) is an X-linked chorioretinal dystrophy characterized by progressive degeneration of the choroid, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and retina.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • CHM
    • Tapetochoroidal dystrophy
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: X-linked recessive 
  • Age of onset: Adolescent, Childhood, Adult
  • ICD-10: H31.2
  • OMIM: 303100
  • UMLS: C0008525
  • MeSH: D015794
  • GARD: 6061
  • MedDRA: 10008791

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