Dyskeratosis Congenita

Dyskeratosis Congenita is a syndrome that can cause skin pigmentations and may lead to more serious health issues. The onset and type of symptoms as well as disease severity vary widely among affected individuals.

In the majority of cases, Dyskeratosis Congenita is inherited. At least four genes have been linked to the condition. Genetic testing and counseling can help identify and manage the disorder. Dyskeratosis Congenita is estimated to occur in approximately 1 in 1 million people.

The above information was compiled from sources including the National Organization for Rare Disorders and the National Institutes of Health Genetics Home Reference. More information and family support is also available at Dyskeratosis Congenita Outreach Inc.

To find a genetic counselor in your area, visit KnowYourGenes.org