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Branchiootorenal syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • BOR syndrome
  • Branchio oto renal syndrome
  • Branchiootorenal dysplasia
  • Melnick-Fraser syndrome
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Is branchiootorenal syndrome inherited?

Branchiootorenal syndrome may be inherited or occur sporadically. The inheritance pattern of branchiootorenal syndrome is autosomal dominant. Autosomal dominant inheritance is when one mutated copy of the gene that causes a disorder in each cell is needed for a person to be affected. Autosomal dominant conditions may occur for the first time in a person in a family due to a spontaneous gene mutation, or these conditions may be inherited from an affected parent. When a person with an autosomal dominant disorder has a child, there is a 50% chance that their child will inherit the condition.[1]
Last updated: 2/28/2011

  1. What are the different ways in which a genetic condition can be inherited?. Genetics Home Reference Web site. September 23, 2013; Accessed 9/24/2013.