Autosomal recessive progressive external ophthalmoplegia

What is Autosomal recessive progressive external ophthalmoplegia?

A rare genetic, neuro-ophthalmological disease characterized by progressive weakness of the external eye muscles, resulting in bilateral ptosis and diffuse, symmetric ophthalmoparesis. Additional signs may include generalized skeletal muscle weakness, muscle atrophy, sensory axonal neuropathy, ataxia, cardiomyopathy, and psychiatric symptoms. It is usually more severe than autosomal dominant form.

Other condition names

  • arPEO

Inheritance type

Autosomal recessive

Age of Onset

  • All ages
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