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lattice corneal dystrophy

 

Definition: a corneal dystrophy due to localized accumulation of amyloid in a reticular pattern; manifest at puberty and progressing slowly until eventually useful vision is lost; autosomal dominant inheritance, caused by mutation in the transforming growth factor, beta-induced, gene (TGFßI) encoding keratoepithelin on 5q.

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