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Can you pass on hypermobility syndrome?

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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Yes

There are several genetically inherited forms of hypermobility in joints such as ehler's danlos or marfan's.
It would be important to find out if you have an identifiable genetic defect or if this is simply a trait.

In brief: Yes

There are several genetically inherited forms of hypermobility in joints such as ehler's danlos or marfan's.
It would be important to find out if you have an identifiable genetic defect or if this is simply a trait.
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Dr. Bradford Landry
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Possibly..not always

There has been no gene identified for Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.
It's thought that perhaps in ~5% of Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Type patients, the TNXB gene which codes for an extracellular matrix protein called tenascin-X, is the inherited culprit. Clinically however, there tends to be a much more prevalent relationship between presenting symptoms and family history.

In brief: Possibly..not always

There has been no gene identified for Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.
It's thought that perhaps in ~5% of Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Type patients, the TNXB gene which codes for an extracellular matrix protein called tenascin-X, is the inherited culprit. Clinically however, there tends to be a much more prevalent relationship between presenting symptoms and family history.
Dr. Bradford Landry
Dr. Bradford Landry
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