Alström-hallgren's syndrome L83.x

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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History
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Alström, Hallgren et al., 1959

Definition
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Autosomal recessive hereditary disorder with atypical retinopathy pigmentosa (cone-rod dystrophy; starting from the first year of life until childhood blindness), nystagmus, increased photosensitivity and cataract, obesity, sensorineural hearing loss, acanthosis nigricans, hypogonadism (no offspring), diffuse alopecia.

Literature
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  1. Alström CH, Hallgren B, Nilson LB, Asander H (1959) Retinal degeneration combined with obesity, diabetes mellitus and neurogenous deafness. Acta Psychiatry Neurol Scand 34(Suppl 129): 1-35
  2. Tai TS et al (2003) Metabolic effects of growth hormone therapy in an Alstrom syndrome patient. Hormone Res 60: 297-301
  3. Tremblay F, La Roche RG, Shea SE, Ludman MD (1993) Longitudinal study of the early electroretinographic changes in Alström's syndrome. At J Ophthalmol 115: 657-665

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