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Phenotypic expression variability in Best Disease: a purpose of a series of cases

posted on 2018-05-30, 02:46 authored by Alléxya Affonso Antunes Marcos, Gabriela dos Santos Souza Barros, Gabriella Nogueira Moraes, Eduardo Henrique Morizot Leite

Abstract The objective of the following work is to document the phenotypic expression variability in Best Disease in first-degree relatives. The information was collected by assessing medical notes, interviewing the patient and obtaining photographic record of the diagnostic methods to which the patient was submitted. Data was analyzed along with a thorough review of the literature. A series of cases were reported in which the patient presenting the phenotypic characteristics of the disease has first degree relatives without ophthalmic findings during examination, but present an abnormal pattern on the electro-oculogram (EOG). Our article reveals the importance of electrophysiological exams in the diagnosis of Best vitelliform macular dystrophy, including the prevention of its clinical manifestation (autosomal dominant), providing concrete subsidies for genetic counseling.