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Does Usher syndrome affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Usher syndrome is an inherited condition that affects most children from birth. Sometimes symptoms develop into the teenage years, however. If both parents are carriers of the Usher syndrome gene, it can be passed on to their children. Usher syndrome is present at birth and may progressively worsen over throughout childhood and into adulthood.

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