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Progressive external ophthalmoplegia: The progressive occurrence of weakness in the muscles that control eye movement. See detailed information below for a list of 2 causes of Progressive external ophthalmoplegia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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A mitochondrial myopathy characterized by slowly progressive paralysis of the levator palpebrae, orbicularis oculi, and extraocular muscles. Ragged-red fibers and atrophy are found on muscle biopsy. Familial and sporadic forms may occur. Disease onset is usually in the first or second decade of life, and the illness slowly progresses until usually all ocular motility is lost. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1422)
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Medical Conditions associated with Progressive external ophthalmoplegia:
Eye movement symptoms (523 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Paralysis symptoms (385 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes)
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