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Causes of Achromatopsia

Causes of Achromatopsia

Achromatopsia is caused by a mutation in the CNGA3, CNGB43, or GNAT2 gene.

List of causes of Achromatopsia

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Achromatopsia) that could possibly cause Achromatopsia includes:

  • Malfunction of the retinal phototransduction pathway
  • Genetic causes of this are mutations in the cone cell cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels CNGA3 (ACHM2) and CNGB3 (ACHM3) as well as the cone cell transducin, GNAT2 (ACHM4)
  • Acquired- Acquired achromatopsia/dyschromatopsia is a condition associated with damage to the diencephalon (primarily the thalamus of the mid brain) or the cerebral cortex (the new brain)
More causes:see full list of causes for Achromatopsia

Achromatopsia: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Achromatopsia, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Achromatopsia:

Achromatopsia: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Achromatopsia: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Achromatopsia as a symptom:

Conditions listing Achromatopsia as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Achromatopsia. Our database lists the following as having Achromatopsia as a symptom of that condition:

Related information on causes of Achromatopsia:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Achromatopsia may be found in:


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