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Definition

USH is a genetically heterogeneous condition characterized by the association of retinitis pigmentosa with sensorineural deafness. Age at onset and differences in auditory and vestibular function distinguish Usher syndrome type 1 (USH1), Usher syndrome type 2 (USH2) and Usher syndrome type 3 (USH3). USH1 is characterized by profound congenital sensorineural deafness, absent vestibular function and prepubertal onset of progressive retinitis pigmentosa leading to blindness.

Acronym

USH1D

Synonyms

Usher's syndrome type 1D
Usher syndrome type ID

Keywords

Retinitis pigmentosa
Usher syndrome

 
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