This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Perrault syndrome is an inherited condition characterized by sensorineural hearing loss in males and females, and abnormalities of the ovaries in females. Neurological problems may also occur. The condition has several genetic causes. Mutations in the following genes have been found in a small number of affected individuals: C10orf2, CLPP, HARS2, LARS2, or HSD17B4. It is likely that other genes are also involved. Perrault syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means that both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. The condition should be managed by a team of specialists, including an audiologist and otolaryngologist for hearing loss, an endocrinologist for primary amenorrhea, and a reproductive specialist for issues related to infertility.
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