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Retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa: Introduction

Retinitis pigmentosa: A hereditary group of diseases that cause progressive loss of retinal function. See detailed information below for a list of 85 causes of Retinitis pigmentosa, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Retinitis pigmentosa: Symptom Checker

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Retinitis pigmentosa Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Retinitis pigmentosa may include:

  • Vitamin A
  • There is no effective treatment for this condition. Wearing sunglasses to protect the retina from ultraviolet light may help preserve vision
  • There is no cure for the condition but complete loss of vision is considered uncommon for the disease
  • It is recommended that sunglasses be worn regularly to protect them from UV light
  • Regular screening should be undertaken to monitor for such things as cataracts
  • Research is still evaluating the benefits of vitamin A and DHA in slowing the progression of the condition
  • Low vision aids will help a person function better on a day to day basis e.g. electronic, optical, mechanical and computer-based aids
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Retinitis pigmentosa: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Retinitis pigmentosa

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Retinitis pigmentosa: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Retinitis pigmentosa:

Group of inherited abnormalities in the retina; characterized by night blindness, retinal atrophy, weakening of the retinal vessels, pigment clumping, and contraction of the visual field.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Group of inherited abnormalities in the retina; characterized by night blindness, retinal atrophy, weakening of the retinal vessels, pigment clumping, and contraction of the visual field.
- (Source - CRISP)

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

Detailed list of causes of Retinitis pigmentosa

The list below shows some of the causes of Retinitis pigmentosa mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Retinitis pigmentosa?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Retinitis pigmentosa. Of the 85 causes of Retinitis pigmentosa that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 3 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 80 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Retinitis pigmentosa:

The following list of conditions have 'Retinitis pigmentosa' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Retinitis pigmentosa:

The following list of medical conditions have Retinitis pigmentosa or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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What are the alternative names for Retinitis pigmentosa:

Tapetoretinal degeneration
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Classifications of Retinitis pigmentosa:

Medical Conditions associated with Retinitis pigmentosa:

Retina symptoms (307 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes)

Symptoms related to Retinitis pigmentosa:

Retina symptoms (307 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Blurred vision (982 causes), Abetalipoproteinaemia, Alström syndrome, Bardet-Biedl syndrome, Carbohydrate deficient glycoprotein syndrome type 1a, Fahr disease, Hallervorden-Spatz disease, HARP syndrome, Hereditary sensory-motor neuropathy type 7, Homocarnosinase deficiency, Kearns-Sayre syndrome

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