Other Names for this Disease
- Ichtyosis, Brittle hair, Intellectual impairment, Decreased fertility, and Short stature
- Tay syndrome
- Trichothiodystrophy type E
- Trichothiodystrophy with congenital ichthyosis
- Trichothiodystrophy with congenital ichtyosis
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Although Tay syndrome is known to be genetic, the gene(s) associated with the condition is(are) unknown. Tay syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern , which means two copies of the gene in each cell are altered (mutated). If both parents carry the gene for Tay syndrome, their children have a 25% chance of being affected with Tay syndrome. Additionally, each child has a 50% chance of being an unaffected carrier, like their parents, and a 25% chance of being a non-carrier.
Last updated: 7/30/2013