Expert Video - What are the genetic factors for developing FCS?
Physicians describe the genetics of Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) and explain that it is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. If you have FCS, your family members or relatives may also have it, or they may carry one copy of the abnormal gene. People who have one abnormal gene are called carriers. They don’t have FCS, but if two carriers have a child together, there’s a one in four chance that the child will have FCS.
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The National Pancreas Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This educational activity is supported by: AbbVie, Akcea Therapeutics, Boston Scientific, Celgene, Ethicon, and Incyte.
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