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Progressive Retinal Atrophy rcd3 (PRA-rcd3)

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General

Disease Name
Progressive Retinal Atrophy rcd3 (PRA-rcd3)
Mutation
c.1940delA
Test Type
Genetic Disease/Disorder
Details
PRA-rcd3 (Progressive Retinal Atrophy rod-cone degeneration 3) is an early-onset PRA mutation which causes progressive vision loss, and eventually blindness. Puppies may show signs of night-blindness by 6 weeks of age. By the age of 1-2 years most affected dogs are completely blind.
Details 2
PRA-rcd3 (Progressive Retinal Atrophy rod-cone degeneration 3) is an early-onset PRA mutation that causes bilateral degeneration of the retina which causes progressive vision loss, and eventually blindness. Puppies may show signs of night-blindness by 6 weeks of age. By the age of 1-2 years most affected dogs are completely blind.
Published
Petersen-Jones, S.M., Entz, D.D., Sargan, D.R. : CGMP phosphodiesterase-alpha mutation causes progressive retinal atrophy in the Cardigan Welsh corgi dog Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 40:1637-1644, 1999. Pubmed reference: 10393029.
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