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If I have melas, will I pass this on to a child I might have in the future?
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Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: Yes, if you are.....
Yes, if you are a woman, no, if you are a man.
Melas (mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) is caused by mutation of mitochondrial dna. Mitochondrial inheritance is strictly maternal, because the mitochondrial of the zygote are supplied by the ovum and not by the sperm.

In brief: Yes, if you are.....
Yes, if you are a woman, no, if you are a man.
Melas (mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) is caused by mutation of mitochondrial dna. Mitochondrial inheritance is strictly maternal, because the mitochondrial of the zygote are supplied by the ovum and not by the sperm.
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Female - yes
Women do pass on the mutation.

In brief: Female - yes
Women do pass on the mutation.
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