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What's the hereditary pattern for retinitis pigmentosa?

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Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: It varies

Retinitis pigmentosa, or rp for short, can be caused by mutations in about 3 dozen different genes.
Depending on the gene involved for a particular family, the inheritance can be dominant, recessive, x linked, digenic, or mitochondrial. Complicated! your family history and a thorough medical evaluation are the most important tools for figuring out the inheritance pattern what genes to test.

In brief: It varies

Retinitis pigmentosa, or rp for short, can be caused by mutations in about 3 dozen different genes.
Depending on the gene involved for a particular family, the inheritance can be dominant, recessive, x linked, digenic, or mitochondrial. Complicated! your family history and a thorough medical evaluation are the most important tools for figuring out the inheritance pattern what genes to test.
Dr. Scott McLean
Dr. Scott McLean
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