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Cleidocranial dysplasia

Other Names for this Disease
  • CLCD
  • Cleidocranial dysostosis
  • Dysplasia cleidocranial
  • Marie-Sainton disease
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How is cleidocranial dysplasia inherited?

Cleidocranial dysplasia is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, which means one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder. In some cases, an affected person inherits the mutation from one affected parent. Other cases may result from new mutations in the gene. These cases occur in people with no history of the disorder in their family.[1][2]
Last updated: 12/26/2012

  1. Cleidocranial dysplasia. Genetics Home Reference. January 2008; Accessed 12/26/2012.
  2. Mendoza-Londono R, Lee B. Cleidocranial dysplasia. GeneReviews. June 25, 2009; Accessed 12/26/2012.