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Usher syndrome, type 1
Other Names for this Disease
- Retinitis pigmentosa and congenital deafness
- Usher syndrome, type 1A
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retinitis pigmentosa. Three major types of Usher syndrome have been described - types I, II, and III. The different types are distinguished by their severity and the age when signs and symptoms appear. All three types are inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, which means both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. Usher syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by hearing loss or deafness and progressive vision loss due to
Last updated: 9/20/2011
- Usher syndrome. Genetic Home Reference (GHR). February 2007; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/usher-syndrome. Accessed 9/20/2011.
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- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Usher syndrome, type 1. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has developed an information page on Usher syndrome. To view this information, click on the link above.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Usher syndrome, type 1. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Usher syndrome, type 1. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- The Social Security Administration has included this condition in their Compassionate Allowances Initiative. This initiative speeds up the processing of disability claims for applicants with certain medical conditions that cause severe disability. More information about Compassionate Allowances and applying for Social Security disability is available online.