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Are individuals born with proteus syndrome?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, this a rare physical disorder that is not "caught" from the environment.
In at least some cases a connection has been found with a specfic genetic defect.

In brief: Yes

Yes, this a rare physical disorder that is not "caught" from the environment.
In at least some cases a connection has been found with a specfic genetic defect.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

You are born with all the abnormal genetic information that allows this syndrome to develop.
It will take years for the full effect of the genetic errors to drive the many physical features that emerge. You cannot catch this from a germ or or pass it to another.

In brief: Yes

You are born with all the abnormal genetic information that allows this syndrome to develop.
It will take years for the full effect of the genetic errors to drive the many physical features that emerge. You cannot catch this from a germ or or pass it to another.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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