Conjunctival biopsy in infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy
Ferreira, Rosane da Cruz [UNIFESP]
Mierau, Gary W.
Bateman, J. Bronwyn
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PURPOSE: To describe a case of infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy with optic nerve atrophy and to discuss the diagnostic role of conjunctival biopsy.METHODS: We performed a complete ophthalmologic examination and a diagnostic conjunctival biopsy on a girl with a neurodegenerative disease.RESULTS: On the basis of ''spheroid'' inclusions in the unmyelinated axons, we diagnosed infantile neuoroaxonal dystrophy.CONCLUSIONS: Optic atrophy is an important finding in infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy, and conjunctival biopsy is a reliable and very convenient diagnostic test.
CitationAmerican Journal Of Ophthalmology. Chicago: Ophthalmic Publ Co, v. 123, n. 2, p. 264-266, 1997.
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