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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February: Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa Fact #9

We've already established that RP is an inherited problem. It can be inherited 3 different ways; autosomal dominant inheritance, autosomal resessive inheritance, or X-linked inheritance (I'm a poor person to explain exactly what an autosomal is. I did great in human biology, but I'm bad at explaining it in technical terms. So, brush up on your human biology if you aren't sure what I mean by these three phrases). In same cases though, there is no known relative who also has RP. The gene was passed, but symptoms were never developed in previous generations.

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