Other Names for this Disease
- Liddle's syndrome
- Pseudohyperaldosteronism type 1
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Liddle syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. This means that only one mutated copy of the disease-causing gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the condition. The mutated copy of the gene may be inherited from an affected parent or occur for the first time in an affected individual. Individuals with an autosomal dominant condition have a 50% (1 in 2) risk to pass the mutated copy of the gene on to each of his/her children.
Last updated: 9/21/2012
- Rosa Vargas-Poussou. Liddle syndrome. Orphanet. August 2011; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=526. Accessed 9/21/2012.