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How come I have reiter's syndrome, but nobody else in the family has it?
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In brief: Autosomal recessive
Reiter's syndrome - autosomally-recessive inheritence - with conjunctivitis/urethritis/arthritis.
That means that two carries (eg your mother and father have to come together and give you the recessive gene for it to be clinically expressed: carriers alne don't express the condition since it is a "recessive" gene.

In brief: Autosomal recessive
Reiter's syndrome - autosomally-recessive inheritence - with conjunctivitis/urethritis/arthritis.
That means that two carries (eg your mother and father have to come together and give you the recessive gene for it to be clinically expressed: carriers alne don't express the condition since it is a "recessive" gene.
Dr. Stephen Chinn
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