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Tags: bones , glaucoma , kidneys

I have nail patella syndrome but my parents do not. Where have I inherited the syndrome from?

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We understand your frustration with regard to determining how this genetic condition has come about. Nail patella syndrome is a condition in which the LMX1B gene creates proteins in order to develop some of the following body parts; the finger nails, kidneys and eyes. Nail Patella Syndrome is typically a genetic condition inherited from a family member. Sometimes there is no family history of nail patella syndrome and it is not understood why the gene has mutated, independently of family genetics.

Although there is no cure for nail patella syndrome, treatments are available to manage the associated conditions and symptoms. Please consult your GP for further guidance if you have not already done so.

Answered by Health at Hand nurses.


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