North Carolina macular dystrophy and central areolar pigment epithelial dystrophy. One family, one disease.

@article{Small1992NorthCM,
  title={North Carolina macular dystrophy and central areolar pigment epithelial dystrophy. One family, one disease.},
  author={Kent W. Small and Vernon M. Hermsen and N Gurney and Carl L. Fetkenhour and James C. Folk},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={1992},
  volume={110 4},
  pages={
          515-8
        }
}
The autosomal-dominant macular dystrophies known as North Carolina macular dystrophy and central areolar pigment epithelial dystrophy were originally described as distinct disease entities in three separate families. However, these disorders have several phenotypic features in common. The single large family with North Carolina macular dystrophy, which descended from three Irish brothers in 1790, has undergone extensive genealogic studies expanding the kindred to more than 2000 family members… CONTINUE READING
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