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Diseases Common to all Jewish Groups

Ashkenazi Jewish Diseases

Sephardic-Mizrahi Diseases

Retinitis Pigmentosa 28

Retinitis Pigmentosa 28 [FAM161A]: An inherited ocular disease that results in a progressive retinal degeneration. Symptoms include night blindness, the development of tunnel vision, and slowly progressive decreased central vision starting at approximately 20 years of age.

Ashkenazi Jewish Carrier Frequency: 1 in 214

Sephardic-Mizrahi Jewish Carrier Frequency: 1 in 41

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