Leber’s optic neuropathy and charcot-marie-tooth disease: Report of a case

Dru Ann J. McCluskey, Patrick S. O’Connor, James Timothy Sheeny

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Abstract

The case of a patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease who developed the acute fundus findings of Leber’s optic neuropathy is described. Previous reports have proposed a genetic interrelationship between the two diseases. This relationship has been speculative, however, because the acute fundus findings of Leber’s have never been observed in a case of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. This case adds support for a suggested genetic relationship between the two diseases. It is also possible that the optic atrophy previously described in Charcot-Marie-Tooth may represent the late findings of Leber’s optic neuropathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology
Volume6
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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