How do people inherit adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis can be sporadic, which means it occurs in people without a family history of the condition, or it can cluster in families. The inheritance pattern of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is unclear because many genetic and environmental factors appear to be involved. However, having a close relative (such as a parent or sibling) with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis increases a child’s risk of developing the condition.
Where can I find information about diagnosis or management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?
These resources address the diagnosis or management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and may include treatment providers.
Genetic Testing Registry: Scoliosis, idiopathic 1
Genetic Testing Registry: Scoliosis, idiopathic 2
Genetic Testing Registry: Scoliosis, idiopathic 3
National Scoliosis Foundation: FAQs
Scoliosis Research Society: Find A Specialist
Scoliosis Research Society: What Are My Treatment Options?
You might also find information on the diagnosis or management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis inEducational resources and Patient support.
General information about the diagnosis and management of genetic conditions is available in the Handbook. Read more about genetic testing, particularly the difference between clinical tests and research tests.
To locate a healthcare provider, see How can I find a genetics professional in my area? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?
You may find the following resources about adolescent idiopathic scoliosis helpful. These materials are written for the general public.
MedlinePlus – Health information (2 links)
Additional NIH Resources – National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Educational resources – Information pages (11 links)
Patient support – For patients and families (3 links)
You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for healthcare professionals and researchers.
Genetic Testing Registry – Repository of genetic test information (3 links)
ClinicalTrials.gov – Linking patients to medical research
PubMed – Recent literature
OMIM – Genetic disorder catalog (5 links)
What other names do people use for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?
late onset idiopathic scoliosis
For more information about naming genetic conditions, see the Genetics Home Reference Condition Naming Guidelines and How are genetic conditions and genes named? in the Handbook.
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Some Final Notes on Treatment
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