By: Carolina Gamero
Is there any common names for this disease?
What are the causes of this disorder?
Which gene or chrmosome is affected by this disorder?
Are there prenatal tests for this disorder? If yes, what are they?
What are the symptoms?
Muscle wasting, weakness, and other saggy facial features.
What population is affected?
30,000 people in the united states are affected by this disease.
How is it inherited?
What kind of medical assistance will the affected child need? Will further assistance be needed as the child grows older? What is the long term outlook for the affected child?
The medical assistance is a multidisciplinary team, it also depend on how bad the muscles have weakened, data says the chance of dying is 25% before the age of 18 months but the chances for survival is 50% for the mid 30’s.
Are there any treatments or cures?
Could this disorder have been prevented? If so, how?
Can this individual have children in the future? Will those children be affected?
Yes, but the parent with the dominant trait with the disease will give it to their child.
What is the current status of research of this disorder? Is there a cure coming soon?
There is a cure coming soon, but we do not know how long it will take for them to find a cure.