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Cowden syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • CD
  • Cowden disease
  • Cowden's disease
  • CS
  • MHAM
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Inheritance

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How is Cowden syndrome inherited?

Cowden syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.[1] This means that to be affected, a person only needs a change (mutation) in one copy of the responsible gene in each cell. In some cases, an affected person inherits the mutation from an affected parent. Other cases may result from new (de novo) mutations in the gene. These cases occur in people with no history of the disorder in their family. A person with Cowden syndrome has a 50% chance with each pregnancy of passing along the altered gene to his or her child.
Last updated: 3/16/2015

References
  1. Charis Eng, MD, PhD. PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome (PHTS). GeneReviews. January 2014; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1488/#phts.Differential_Diagnosis.


Other Names for this Disease
  • CD
  • Cowden disease
  • Cowden's disease
  • CS
  • MHAM
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.