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lola261184
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Run in families

Postby lola261184 » Fri 21 Jun 2019 9:58 pm

Anyone KC run in families. Like 50/50chance passed down.

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Anne Klepacz
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Re: Run in families

Postby Anne Klepacz » Mon 24 Jun 2019 9:54 am

There are some families with more than one family member with KC, but they are the minority. Most KC is 'random' with no one else in the family being affected. About 13% of cases involve other family members, though KC can skip generations and it takes several different genes to come together for KC to develop. There is quite a bit of research going on into the genetics of KC so hopefully we'll know more in the future.

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Re: Run in families

Postby space_cadet » Tue 25 Jun 2019 7:26 am

I hope it isnt genetic as would hate my daughter to end up how Iam, but at least if she does il be fighting her corner as know what is ahead x
May09 Diagnosed with KC, March 2010 after a failed transplant it has left me legally blind a long cane user (since 2010) who is blind in a once sighted world


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