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Ophthalmoplegia, Chronic Progressive External

"Ophthalmoplegia, Chronic Progressive External" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A mitochondrial myopathy characterized by slowly progressive paralysis of the levator palpebrae, orbicularis oculi, and extraocular muscles. Ragged-red fibers and atrophy are found on muscle biopsy. Familial and sporadic forms may occur. Disease onset is usually in the first or second decade of life, and the illness slowly progresses until usually all ocular motility is lost. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1422)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ophthalmoplegia, Chronic Progressive External" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Ophthalmoplegia, Chronic Progressive External" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 10 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2018
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