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Other Names for this Disease
- Retinoschisis juvenile X chromosome-linked
- Retinoschisis X-linked
- X-linked juvenile retinoschisis
- X-linked retinoschisis
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Juvenile retinoschisis is an eye condition that begins to affect vision before age 10. This condition occurs almost exclusively in males. Vision often deteriorates early in life, but then usually becomes stable until late adulthood. Juvenile retinoschisis is caused by mutations in the RS1 gene, and this condition is inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern.
- Sieving PA, MacDonald IM, Meltzer MR, Smaoui N. X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis. GeneReviews. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=retinoschisis. Accessed February 23, 2010.
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