Kearns, T.P.

  • Peter Beighton
  • Greta Beighton

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Arthritis Tuberculosis Cardiomyopathy Retinitis Myopia 

Reference

  1. Kearns TP, Sayre GP (1958) Retinitis pigmentosa, external ophthalmoplegia and complete heart block. Arch Ophth 60: 280–289Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1997

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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