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Transcript of Rentinitis Pigmentosa
when the male and female both have mutations in their genes, or they have a defective gene.
The most common gene affected by
Retinitis Pigmentosa is the gene RHO, but there are at least 35 genes affected.
The most common symptoms caused
Retinitis Pigmentosa is partial to complete vision loss. A symptom that is possible but less common is damage to organs and tissues.
The population affected by
Retinitis Pigmentosa is 1 in every 3,500 people. Anyone can be a candidate for RP.
Retinitis Pigmentosa is
inherited by an autosomal dominant allele, autosomal recessive allele, and x-chromosome linked.
Children affected by RP should receive
5,000 IU of vitamin A per day for medical assistance. The longterm outlook for a child with RP is annual visits to an optometrist in intervals of 2-3 years. As the child grows older the dosage per day will increase to 15,000 IU of vitamin A per day.
There is currently no prenatal testing
for Retinitis Pigmentosa.
There is no cure for RP, but treatments
include avoiding light, use of low vision aids, and getting as much vitamin a as possible.
Names for Retinitis Pigmentosa include Rod Cone Dystrophy, RP, Tapetoretinal Degeneration, and Pigmentary Retinopathy.
Yes, Retinitis Pigmentosa could've been prevented.
A person with RP could have children, and their children would have the inherited gene for the disease.
Currently there is no upcoming cure for RP, but scientists are working toward a cure.
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