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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology|
|State||Published - Jun 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology