How do you get this disease?
- It's Autosomal Recessive, not on Sex Chromosome and isn't a dominate gene Mutation.
- There is a Homozygous Missense Mutation, a mutation where a nucleotide changes making it a different amino acid, on the 8th chromosome, more specifically the HR gene.
- This also means it can be inherited BUT both parents would have to have the missense in the recessive gene.
Are there any treatments?
No, unfortunately there isn't a treatment, but scientist everywhere have been researching for anything new. Many people have funding for research to find a cure and programs to help children and adults to cope with the disorder.
Who is affected?
- This disease is a very rare disease, roughly 20% of affected people have a family member with it.
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