Jensen syndrome: Introduction
Jensen syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by degeneration of the optic nerve (causing impaired vision), deafness due to nerve damage and dementia due to calcification of the central nervous system. Death usually results by about the age of 40 with extensive calcification of all parts of the nervous system.
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Symptoms of Jensen syndrome
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Causes of Jensen syndrome
- The condition is inherited in a X-linked recessive manner and thus only males present with severe symptoms
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Prognosis for Jensen syndrome
Prognosis for Jensen syndrome:
The prognosis is poor with reported cases resulting in death at about the age of 40 years. Deafness is present at birth, vision loss starts during adolescence and results in blindness and dementia starts in adulthood.
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Definitions of Jensen syndrome:
Jensen syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Jensen syndrome, or a subtype of Jensen syndrome,
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 Jensen syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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