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My first cousin's baby has been diagnosed with Goldenhar/ OAV syndrome. No-one else in the family has it. Is it something I could pass to my children?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

If your cousin's baby is the first in your family, it is very nearly impossible for you to carry a recessive gene (most of the Goldenhar cases are sporadic, that is, happen randomly).
Only a tiny number are inherited and this small number of Goldenhar cases are identified when several members of a family are affected. Your children are very safe.

In brief: No

If your cousin's baby is the first in your family, it is very nearly impossible for you to carry a recessive gene (most of the Goldenhar cases are sporadic, that is, happen randomly).
Only a tiny number are inherited and this small number of Goldenhar cases are identified when several members of a family are affected. Your children are very safe.
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