Genetic Disorders Treatment
- Q How are genes transferred into cells so that gene therapy can take place?
In general, a gene cannot be directly inserted into a person's cell. It must be delivered to the cell using a carrier, or "vector." The vectors most commonly used in gene therapy are viruses. Viruses have a unique ability to recognize certain cells and... Full Answer
- Q How is hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) treated?
There are no specific treatments to prevent, slow, or reverse HSP. Symptomatic treatments used for spasticity are sometimes helpful. Regular physical therapy is important for muscle strength and to preserve the range of motion. This answer is based om... Full Answer
- Q Is there any treatment for incontinentia pigmenti (IP)?
The skin abnormalities of incontinentia pigmenti (IP) usually disappear by adolescence or adulthood without treatment. Diminished vision may be treated with corrective lenses, medication, or, in severe cases, surgery. A specialist may treat dental... Full Answer
- Q How is Menkes disease treated?
Treatment with daily copper injections may improve the outcome in Menkes disease if begun within days after birth. Other treatment is symptomatic and supportive. This answer is based on souorce information from the National Institute of Neurological... Full Answer