- A 9-year-old child was referred to an eye doctor for decreased vision over several months
- The eye doctor found a cataract in each eye
- Child had suffered from diarrhea
- Parents had also been informed that their child had a nonverbal learning disorder
- Blood tests were suggestive of CTX
- Cataract surgery fully corrected the child's vision
- Patient was referred to specialists at Oregon Health and Sciences University and received the right care
- 6 years later, patient had no new CTX symptoms
Unusual or unexplained symptoms similar to what this 9-year-old child experienced, especially when seen together, may signal early suspicion of CTX.
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CTX can cause many symptoms, some occurring at the same time.