Other Names for this Disease
- Carney syndrome
- Carney myxoma-endocrine complex
- Myxoma, spotty pigmentation, and endocrine overactivity
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schwannomas. Some families with this condition have been found to have mutations in the PRKAR1A gene. Carney complex is believed to be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, which means that one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder. In most cases, an affected person inherits the mutation from one affected parent.Carney complex is an inherited condition characterized by spotty skin pigmentation, cardiac (heart) myxomas (tumors composed of mucous connective tissue), skin myxomas, endocrine tumors or over-activity, and
Last updated: 4/6/2015
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The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)
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