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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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How is Hailey-Hailey disease inherited?

Hailey-Hailey disease is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, which means that an affected person usually inherits the abnormal gene that causes the condition from one parent. A person that has an autosomal dominant condition has a 50% chance of passing it on to his or her children.[1]
Last updated: 7/25/2011

  1. Familial benign chronic pemphigus. Orphanet. 2006; Accessed 7/25/2011.