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Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia


Other Names for this Disease

  • CPEO
  • Progressive external ophthalmoplegia
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Other Names for this Disease
  • CPEO
  • Progressive external ophthalmoplegia
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.