What is Autosomal Dominant?

In Autosomal Dominant inheritance, only one gene from the parent needs to be functioning improperly for an individual to be affected. When an affected person has children, there is a 50% chance with each pregnancy that the parent will pass on the changed gene to his/her children. Therefore there is a 50–50 chance that the child will be affected, regardless of the sex of the child. A person who does not carry the changed gene is not affected and cannot pass the gene on to his/her children. EDS types that are inherited in the autosomal dominant fashion include the Classical Type , Hypermobility Type, Vascular (VEDS) Type and Arthrochalasia Type. Most cases of EDS seem to follow the autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance.

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