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Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy

Other Names for this Disease
  • Criswick-Schepens syndrome
  • Exudative vitreoretinopathy, familial
  • FEVR
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How is familial exudative vitreoretinopathy inherited?

FEVR has different inheritance patterns depending on the gene involved. Most individuals have the autosomal dominant form of this condition, caused by mutations in the FZD4 or LRP5 gene. FEVR caused by LRP5 gene mutations can also have an autosomal recessive inheritance. When this condition is caused by mutations in the NDP gene, it has an X-linked pattern of inheritance.[1]
Last updated: 2/7/2014

  1. Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy. Genetics Home Reference. February 2009; Accessed 3/3/2011.