A person with an autosomal recessive condition can have an affected child only if the child's other parent is at least a carrier of the same condition. In most cases, autosomal recessive conditions affect only one generation in a family, such as siblings.
People with personal questions regarding whether PPK is inherited, or how it may be inherited, are encouraged to speak with a genetic counselor or other genetics professional. A genetics professional can help by:
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The following diseases are related to Palmoplantar keratoderma. If you have a question about any of these diseases, you can contact GARD.
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My husband and his family have palmoplantar keratoderma as a hereditary disorder. Please let me know if there is any cure for it and also will it affect my children? Is there any way to avoid it? See answer
My brother has been suffering from palmoplantar keratoderma since childhood. Please provide me with information about treatment for this disease. See answer