Kearns, T.P.

  • Peter Beighton
  • Greta Beighton


Kearns-Sayre1 syndrome is a heterogeneous disorder comprising progressive external ophthalmoplegia, retinitis pigmentosa and cardiomyopathy. Onset occurs in childhood and additional endocrinological and neurological abnormalities may develop. Mitochondrial inheritance is likely.


Retinitis Pigmentosa Severe Mental Retardation Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia Autosomal Recessive Trait Mitochondrial Inheritance 
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  1. Kearns TP, Sayre GP (1958) Retinitis pigmentosa, external ophthalmoplegia and complete heart block. Arch Ophth 60: 280–289Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Beighton
    • 1
  • Greta Beighton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of Cape Town Medical SchoolSouth Africa

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