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Do genetics play a big role in krabbe disease?

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Dr. Maulik Shah
Clinical Genetics 24 years experience
Yes: Krabbe is a genetic inherited condition. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. That means that for a patient with krabbe, both parents are usually carriers of the abnormal gene called galc. Those parents will have a 25% chance of having another affected child and a 50% chance of having children that are carriers.

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