Christianson Syndrome - FAQs

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dr. simi paknikar
Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Aug 11, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How does Christianson syndrome occur?

Christianson syndrome occurs due to changes in a particular gene called SLC9A6. The condition runs in families and is inherited through the X chromosome.

2. How is Christianson syndrome passed to the offspring?

Christianson syndrome is inherited through the X chromosome. In males each cell contains one X and one Y chromosomes, while females have two X chromosomes. So, in males if the X chromosome is affected, the individual exhibits signs of Christian Syndrome. But in females, both the X chromosomes have to be affected to exhibit the symptoms of Christianson Syndrome.

3. How common is Christianson syndrome?

Christianson syndrome is an extremely rare condition.

4. How is Christianson syndrome treated?

Treatment involves maintenance with symptomatic care, as no specific treatment is available for this condition.

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