Behr syndrome


Behr's syndrome (a.k.a. Behr's disease) is a genetic disorder named after Carl Behr, who first described it in 1909. It is an autosomal recessive disorder, although heterozygotes may still manifest much attenuated symptoms.


* Impaired vision * Impaired coordination * Impaired ability to control voluntary movements * Mental deficiency * Optic atrophy


Behr's syndrome results in a spectrum of optic and neurological complications for both sexes. The disorder begins from early childhood with disturbance to vision, and loss or reduction in body control and co-ordination.