Learn About Hennekam Syndrome

What is the definition of Hennekam Syndrome?

Hennekam syndrome is an inherited disorder resulting from malformation of the lymphatic system, which is part of both the circulatory system and immune system. The lymphatic system consists of a network of vessels that transport lymph fluid and immune cells throughout the body.

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What are the causes of Hennekam Syndrome?

Mutations in the CCBE1 or FAT4 gene can cause Hennekam syndrome.

How prevalent is Hennekam Syndrome?

At least 50 cases of Hennekam syndrome have been reported worldwide.

Is Hennekam Syndrome an inherited disorder?

This condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. The parents of an individual with an autosomal recessive condition each carry one copy of the mutated gene, but they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition.

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Published Date: July 01, 2014Published By: National Institutes of Health

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