Multiple familial trichoepithelioma 1
Other Names for this Disease
- Trichoepithelioma multiple familial 1
Your QuestionWhat is multiple familial trichoepithelioma? I was diagnosed with this condition, but no one else in my family has it. How can this be?
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- What is trichoepithelioma multiple familial?
- What are the symptoms of multiple familial trichoepithelioma?
- What causes multiple familial trichoepithelioma?
- How is multiple familial trichoepithelioma diagnosed?
- How might multiple familial trichoepithelioma be treated?
- Do people with multiple familial trichoepithelioma always have affected family members?
- How can I find a genetics professional in my area?
In addition, some literature suggests that mutations that cause multiple familial trichoepithelioma may have reduced penetrance. This means that a person may inherit the disease causing mutation, yet never develop symptoms of the condition. As a result it is possible for a person with multiple familial trichoepithelioma to have a parent or other relative with the disease causing mutation, but with no symptoms of the condition.
If you have concerns about if and how multiple familial trichoepithelioma may be running in your family, we recommend that you speak with a genetics professional.
Genetics clinics are a source of information for individuals and families regarding genetic conditions, treatment, inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. More information about genetic consultations is available from Genetics Home Reference. To find a genetics clinic, we recommend that you contact your primary healthcare provider for a referral.
The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:
- The National Society for Genetic Counselors provides a searchable directory of US and international genetic counseling services.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a searchable database of US genetics clinics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of US and international genetic centers, clinics, and departments.
- The American Society of Human Genetics maintains a database of its members, which includes individuals who live outside of the United States. Visit the link to obtain a list of the geneticists in your country, some of whom may be researchers that do not provide medical care.
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