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Hailey-Hailey disease


Other Names for this Disease

  • BCPM
  • Benign chronic pemphigus
  • Benign familial pemphigus
  • Familial benign pemphigus
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Inheritance

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How is Hailey-Hailey disease inherited?

Hailey-Hailey disease is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. This means that having only one mutated copy of the disease-causing gene in each cell is enough to cause signs or symptoms of the condition. Some people with Hailey-Hailey disease inherit the condition from an affected parent. Other cases are due to a new mutation in the gene and occur in people with no history of the condition in their family. When a person with an autosomal dominant condition has children, each child has a 50% (1 in 2) risk to inherit the mutated copy of the gene.[1]
Last updated: 5/14/2014

References
  1. Benign chronic pemphigus. Genetics Home Reference. May, 2013; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/benign-chronic-pemphigus. Accessed 5/14/2014.


Other Names for this Disease
  • BCPM
  • Benign chronic pemphigus
  • Benign familial pemphigus
  • Familial benign pemphigus
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.