PURPOSE: To describe the genotype and phenotype in a 9-year-old boy with bilateral retinopathy. METHODS: The patient, his healthy (by history) nonconsanguineous parents and his sister were examined by best-corrected visual acuity, matrix frequency doubling technology, monocular static field analysis, fundus autofluorescence imaging, optical coherence tomography, Ganzfeld electroretinography (ERG), pattern ERG, multifocal ERG, electro-oculography and genotyping of the BEST1 gene. RESULTS: The patient presented with an Arden ratio of 1.25, an unremarkable ERG and fluorescent yellow deposits distributed throughout the fundus suggestive of autosomal recessive bestrophinopathy (ARB). Genotyping revealed a homozygous nonsense mutation in BEST1 (p.R200X). The parents and the sister, who were heterozygous mutation carriers, presented with normal ophthalmological function. CONCLUSIONS: ARB is a rare retinal disorder. We contribute a novel patient report indicative of ARB, assessed by clinical examination and confirmed by genotyping of BEST1, to the short list of ARB cases in the literature.

Autosomal Recessive Bestrophinopahty: new Observations on the Retinal Phenotype. Clinical and Molecular Report of an Italian Family

GUERRIERO, Silvana;CAUSIO, Franco;
2011-01-01

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PURPOSE: To describe the genotype and phenotype in a 9-year-old boy with bilateral retinopathy. METHODS: The patient, his healthy (by history) nonconsanguineous parents and his sister were examined by best-corrected visual acuity, matrix frequency doubling technology, monocular static field analysis, fundus autofluorescence imaging, optical coherence tomography, Ganzfeld electroretinography (ERG), pattern ERG, multifocal ERG, electro-oculography and genotyping of the BEST1 gene. RESULTS: The patient presented with an Arden ratio of 1.25, an unremarkable ERG and fluorescent yellow deposits distributed throughout the fundus suggestive of autosomal recessive bestrophinopathy (ARB). Genotyping revealed a homozygous nonsense mutation in BEST1 (p.R200X). The parents and the sister, who were heterozygous mutation carriers, presented with normal ophthalmological function. CONCLUSIONS: ARB is a rare retinal disorder. We contribute a novel patient report indicative of ARB, assessed by clinical examination and confirmed by genotyping of BEST1, to the short list of ARB cases in the literature.
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