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5 Facts you should know about

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP)

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The underlying mechanism involves the progressive loss of rod photoreceptor cells

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The first sign of RP is usually night blindness

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As the condition progresses, affected individuals develop tunnel vision and eventually a loss of central vision

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RP may be caused by mutations in any of at least 50 genes

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Inheritance can be autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, or X-linked

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