The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2011 , Vol 53 , Num 1
Gyrate Atrophy Of The Choroid And Retina: A Case Report
1Karaman State Hospital, Karaman, and 21st Eye Clinic, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, and 3Pediatric Nutrition and Metabolism Unit, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey Büyüktortop N, Alp MN, Sivri S, Coşkun T, Kural G. Gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina: a case report. Turk J Pediatr 2011; 53: 94-96.

Gyrate atrophy is a rare metabolic disease characterized by hyperornithinemia, typical retinal and choroidal lesions, high myopia with marked astigmatism, early cataract formation, and autosomal recessive inheritance pattern. In this paper, we describe a 12-year-old boy presenting with high myopia and gyrate fundus lesions, in addition to 10-times elevated serum ornithine level. Keywords : gyrate atrophy, hyperornithinemia

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