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Birdshot chorioretinopathy

Birdshot chorioretinopathy: Introduction

Birdshot chorioretinopathy: A rare eye disorder where the eye has a number of light-colored specks around the optic disk due to an inflammation inside the eye. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Birdshot chorioretinopathy is available below.

Symptoms of Birdshot chorioretinopathy

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Causes of Birdshot chorioretinopathy

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Disease Topics Related To Birdshot chorioretinopathy

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Birdshot chorioretinopathy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Hospitals & Clinics: Birdshot chorioretinopathy

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Birdshot chorioretinopathy: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Birdshot chorioretinopathy

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Definitions of Birdshot chorioretinopathy:

Birdshot chorioretinopathy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Birdshot chorioretinopathy, or a subtype of Birdshot chorioretinopathy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Birdshot chorioretinopathy as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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