Gamma heavy chain disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Amelogenesis imperfecta type 1
- Franklin disease
- Gamma heavy chain deposition disease
- Hypoplastic amelogenesis imperfecta
- IgG heavy chain disease
Your QuestionMy mother has been diagnosed with gamma heavy chain disease. How can this disease be treated? Several members of my family have autoimmune diseases like those that may be associated with gamma heavy chain disease. Can this condition be prevented?
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- Brick W, Faguet GB, Burgess R. Heavy Chain Disease, Gamma. eMedicine Journal. April 15, 2009; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/200675-overview. Accessed 7/25/2010.
- Heavy chain diseases. Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals. July 2008; http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec11/ch144/ch144b.html. Accessed 7/25/2010.
- Heavy chain diseases. Merck Manuals Online Medical Library. July 2008; http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec14/ch175/ch175e.html. Accessed 7/25/2010.