Leber hereditary optic neuropathy possibly triggered by exposure to tire fire

Ruben N. Sanchez, Allison J. Smith, Valerio Carelli, Alfredo A. Sadun, John L Keltner

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Abstract

We report three members of one family, a mother and two daughters aged 4 and 7 years, who developed visual loss from Leber hereditary optic neuropathy within a 19-month period. All three had been exposed to smoke from two large rubber tire fires within the previous 24 months, suggesting the possibility of an epigenetic triggering factor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-272
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Ophthalmology

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