Familial Isolated Hyperparathyroidism is an autosomal dominant genetic condition. This means the condition is inherited through genes (passed through families). We inherit our genes in pairs, one from each parent typically. Our genes are what control the growth, development and function of our bodies. If a mistake or error occurs in a gene, it can cause problems. The genes responsible for the disease are MEN1, CDC73, or CASR. If a patient has a genetic mutation causing their Hyperparathyroidism, there is a 50% chance their children will also have the same mutation. The parathyroid gland can usually be removed through surgery, and this will help treat the disease. Always speak with your doctor about the best personal plan of action.
Description Last Updated: May 12, 2018