An Epidemiological Study of LHON Using a Large International Sample of Affected Individuals

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Identifier 20190318_nanos_sciplatform1_01
Title An Epidemiological Study of LHON Using a Large International Sample of Affected Individuals
Creator Alexander L. Pearson, BA
Subject Optic Neuropathy, Genetic Disease
Description Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is the most common inherited mitochondrial disease. It results in acute/subacute, painless, profound loss of central and color vision. The current literature reports males as 4-5 times more likely than females to be affected by LHON, and that symptom onset occurs during late teen/young; adult life. As a result, LHON is usually called a "young man's disease." However, this may be a self-fulfilling; prophecy, with underdiagnosis of females, older adults and children. We analyzed the epidemiology of LHON using a large international database of people affected by LHON.
Relation is Part of NANOS Annual Meeting 2019: Scientific Platform Presentations (Session 1)
Contributor Primary Alexander L. Pearson, BA
Contributor Secondary Lissa Poincenot, Rustum Karanjia
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2019-03
Format video/mp4
Source 2019 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 2019. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s60s44mp
Setname ehsl_novel_nam
Date Created 2019-05-08
Date Modified 2019-05-08
ID 1426134
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60s44mp
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