Stargardt disease, also known as Stargardt 1 (STGD1), is an autosomal recessive form of retinal dystrophy that is usually characterized by a progressive loss of. 3 May Stargardt disease is the most common form of inherited juvenile macular degeneration. ¿Qué es la enfermedad de Stargardt? Written By. 13 Feb NO HAY CURA PARA LA ENFERMEDAD DE STARGARDT. ENSAYOS CLÍNICOS Y OTROS ARTÍCULOS ESTÁN DESCRITOS AQUÍ: Optical.

Author: Fenrikora Tushakar
Country: Cambodia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Personal Growth
Published (Last): 28 December 2008
Pages: 359
PDF File Size: 6.91 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.93 Mb
ISBN: 586-7-59375-653-7
Downloads: 52357
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Molabar

Entradas recientes

Please consider making a donation now and again in the future. Although visual acuity is severely shargardt, peripheral visual fields remain normal throughout life.

The diagnosis was confirmed enfermeda optical coherence testing see Figure 2. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. Central visual loss, loss of color vision, photophobia, paracentral scotoma, and slow dark adaptation are features. Most affected individuals also have impaired color vision. This means that, for someone to have this illness, both parents must have the affected gene.

Can we help you?

Preparing the new community about Stargardt disease | Rare Commons

They concluded that most reported cases of autosomal dominant Stargardt -like macular dystrophy in North America are part of a single larger family, consisting of 31 branches and 2, individuals, associated with a gene locus on chromosome 6q Saturday, March 28, Slowing of retinoid cycle kinetics was not present in all patients; when present, it was not homogeneous across the retina; and the extent of slowing correlated well with the degree of degeneration.

The authors thought there was insufficient evidence to place the disorder in the category of ‘cone dystrophy,’ and stated that ‘cone dystrophy is never associated with the fundus flavimaculatus flecks synonymous with Stargardt ‘s disease.


Fundus flavimaculatus and Stargardt’s disease. Mutations in ABCA4 have been linked to a spectrum of phenotypes ranging from STGD1 to cone rod dystrophy and severe early-onset retinal dystrophy see these terms.

On fluorescein angiography FAa dark choroid was found in 21 of 29 patients. They found that the DNA haplotype associated with disease was useful in excluding individuals with phenotypically similar retinal conditions. Although disease progression and severity varies widely, STGD1 is usually characterized by a progressive loss of central vision causing blurry vision and, occasionally, an increasing difficulty to adapt in the dark.

Sight loss is progressive and varies depending on the patient. Jane Kelly – updated: Please consider making a donation now and again in the future. Cone loss predominated closer to the fovea with a greater contribution from rod loss in the periphery.

By genetic linkage analysis, using CA n microsatellite markers of known chromosomal location Weissenbach et al. Children or teenagers complain of problems with reading and gradually notice grey or black zones blind spots in the centre of their visual field. Stargardt disease is the most common hereditary recessive macular dystrophy, with an estimated incidence of 1 in 10, Blacharski, Typically, peripheral vision is not affected, although certain patients may progress to a cone-rod phenotype that does affect the peripheral retinal function.

Presumably the disorder in the new family maps to the region 6cen-q Management and treatment There is no treatment available for STGD1 but gene replacement therapy is currently under development. The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only.

Outer retinal structure and AF were most normal near the optic disc. The clinical diagnosis is based on ophthalmological examinations consisting of visual acuity and visual field testing, ophthalmoscopy, electroretinography ERGfluorescein angiography FAfundus autofluorescence FAFand optical coherence tomography OCTrevealing macular anomalies progressive atrophy often in a ‘beaten bronze pattern’ and yellow-white fishtail flecks that may present only in the central macula but may also extend beyond the vascular arcades.


Transfection studies indicated that, unlike wildtype ELOVL4, the mutated protein did not localize to the endoplasmic reticulum but rather appeared to be sequestered in an aggregate pattern in the cytoplasm. Por favor habilita javascript para ver correctamente este sitio. If loss of visual acuity begins in the first 2 decades, the designation Stargardt disease is preferred; if it begins later in life and has a more progressive course, the term FFM is preferred Weleber, Sparrow noted that the well-known cause of birth defects by orally administered isotretinoin would be problematic for female patients with STGD who might be treated with this agent.

Exudative ARMD was uncommon among both probands and sibs. Preparing the new community about Stargardt disease. The macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision the vision we use to read, watch television or recognise faces is primarily affected by this illness.

Treatment with isotretinoin inhibits lipofuscin accumulation in a mouse model of recessive Stargardt’s macular degeneration. Fluorescein angiography failed to show a silent or dark choroid. Isashiki and Ohba remarked on variable expression. One patient with a diagnosis of juvenile macular degeneration was found to be compound heterozygous for mutations in the CNGB3 gene on chromosome 8q.