A 48-year-old member asked:
what is inheritance and pentrance of eds?
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Dr. Gerry Tolbert answered
12 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Ehlers danlos is a family of disorders, which has 6 major and several minor types. Given the multiple genes involved, it can be inherited in both autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive patterns, and can even spring from a de novo mutation. Penetrance depends on the type of mutation, and can therefore not be reliably calculated without more information.
Answered on Jul 1, 2014
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