Audrey Sénéćhal

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PURPOSE Inherited retinal dystrophies (IRDs) and inherited optic neuropathies (IONs) are rare diseases defined by specific clinical and molecular features. The relative prevalence of these conditions was determined in Southern France. METHODS Patients recruited from a specialized outpatient clinic over a 21-year period underwent extensive clinical(More)
Vitelliform macular dystrophies (VMD) are inherited retinal dystrophies characterized by yellow, round deposits visible upon fundus examination and encountered in individuals with juvenile Best macular dystrophy (BMD) or adult-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy (AVMD). Although many BMD and some AVMD cases harbor mutations in BEST1 or PRPH2, the underlying(More)
Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic known for its efficacy in refractory schizophrenia. However, according to different epidemiological studies clozapine can induce neutropenia in less than 3% of patients and may represent a major problem for the management of treatment-resistant patients not responding to conventional or other atypical antipsychotics.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the mutation prevalence and phenotype in genes involved in the ocular retinoid metabolism. DESIGN We analyzed LRAT, encoding the lecithin retinol acyltransferase, and RDH10, a retinal pigment epithelium-specific retinol dehydrogenase. METHODS We screened by denaturing-high performance liquid chromatography (D-HPLC) and direct(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate a genetic approach of BEST1 and PRPH2 screening according to age of onset, family history, and Arden ratio in patients with juvenile vitelliform macular dystrophy (VMD2) or adult-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy (AVMD), which are characterized by autofluorescent deposits. DESIGN Clinical, electrophysiologic, and molecular(More)
PURPOSE Retinitis punctata albescens (RPA) is an infrequently occurring form of autosomal recessive (and rarely dominant) retinal dystrophy featuring early-onset severe night blindness and tiny, dotlike, white deposits in the fundus. RPA is associated mostly with mutations in RLBP1 and occasionally in RHO, RDS, and RDH5. In this study, mutations were sought(More)
PURPOSE To describe patients with cone dystrophy and supernormal rod electroretinogram (ERG) and search for mutations in the recently described KCNV2 gene. DESIGN Clinical and molecular study. METHODS Patients from three families originating from France, Morocco, and Algeria had standard ophthalmologic examination and color vision analysis, Goldmann(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the involvement of the Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) gene BBS1 p.M390R variant in nonsyndromic autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa (RP). METHODS Homozygosity mapping of a patient with isolated RP was followed by BBS1 sequence analysis. We performed restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the p.M390R allele in 2007(More)
PURPOSE Autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa (arRP) is a genetically heterogeneous disease resulting in progressive loss of photoreceptors that leads to blindness. To date, 36 genes are known to cause arRP, rendering the molecular diagnosis a challenge. The aim of this study was to use homozygosity mapping to identify the causative mutation in a series(More)
PURPOSE Retinoblastoma (RB), the most common intraocular tumor occurring in infancy and early childhood, is most often related to mutations in the RB1 gene. In this study, we screened the RB1 germline mutations in 41 unrelated Moroccan patients with retinoblastoma, 25 heritable cases, and 16 sporadic unilateral cases. METHODS After complete ophthalmic(More)