[Retinitis pigmentosa in an adolescent]

Bol Med Hosp Infant Mex. May-Jun 2015;72(3):195-198. doi: 10.1016/j.bmhimx.2015.06.001. Epub 2015 Jul 9.
[Article in Spanish]


Background: Retinitis pigmentosa is the most common chronic and inherited condition of retinal dystrophy. The progressive involvement of retinal photoreceptors and other layers characterize this condition. This situation results in optic disc pallor and retinal pigment deposition vascular attenuation.

Case report: We present the case of a 15-year-old male with a history of 6 months evolution characterized by night blindness and bilateral impairment of superior temporal vision.

Conclusions: This type of dystrophy is a genetic and progressive eye condition that begins during adolescence and produces visual impairment.

Keywords: Degeneración retiniana; Enfermedad hereditaria; Hereditary disease; Retina; Retinal degeneration; Retinitis pigmentosa; Retinosis pigmentaria.

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