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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). USH2 is characterized by congenital mild hearing impairment with normal vestibular responses.

Acronym

USH2A

Synonyms

Usher's syndrome type 2A
Usher syndrome type IIa
Usher syndrome type IIA
USHIIa

Keywords

Retinitis pigmentosa
Usher syndrome

 
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