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Fast Facts About Familial Dysautonomia

Posted Nov 19 2009 10:02pm 1 Comment

Familial Dysautonomia, also called FD, is a neurologic disorder characterized by episodic vomiting, abnormal sweating, pain and temperature insensitivity, an inability to produce tears, scoliosis, and abnormal feeding and sucking difficulties. This disease is found almost exclusively in Ashkenazi Jewish families.

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Here is a link to more information about the genetics of Familial Dysautonomia that was prepared by our genetic counselor and which has links to some useful resource for those dealing with this condition: http://www.accessdna.com/condition/Familial_Dysautonomia/144.  There is also a number listed for anyone who wants to speak to a genetic counselor by phone.  I hope it helps.  Thanks, AccessDNA
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