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As with all cases of autosomal recessive inheritance, children have a 1 in 4 chance of inheriting the disorder when both parents carry the defective gene, and although both parents carry one copy of the defective gene, they are usually not affected by the disorder.
The incidence of the disease is approximately 1 in 140,000 for infantile GSD II and 1 in 60,000 for adult GSD II.
|1 : Increased Risk for Abuse for Children with Specific Birth Defects : University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.|
|2 : Childhood Trauma: Symptoms & Behavior Information : Disabled World.|
|3 : CHOPS Syndrome: New Early Development Genetic Syndrome : The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.|
|4 : Baby Formula - Higher Arsenic Risk than Breast Milk : Dartmouth College.|
|5 : Bad Behavior in Kids Often Points to Later Problems : Washington University School of Medicine.|
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