UK mother and daughter have a baby with rare genetic condition

A family of four has given birth to a baby girl, who is thought to have inherited the rare genetic disorder ‘fertility-related hypertriglyceridemia’ from her mother, an expert has said.

The case is believed to be the first known case of this rare genetic form of hypertrigraphlyceridemic heart disease.

It was described as a rare and very rare condition in which the body’s own cells can become too saturated with fatty acids to function properly, which causes them to accumulate and cause heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses.

The girl, whose name has not been given, was born at the Royal Free Hospital in Birmingham on Wednesday, the first of five planned pregnancies.

She is expected to be in hospital for several months, with tests showing her condition may be a genetic one, said Dr Robert Wood, a consultant cardiologist at the University of Birmingham’s Cardiovascular Research Unit.

The condition has been described as rare and extremely rare, but has not yet been shown to be linked to an increased risk of heart disease in people of European ancestry.

‘It is not a cause-and-effect relationship, but this is very exciting news,’ he said.

‘If it turns out that she does have this, it will be a huge milestone in the field of maternal and fetal medicine.’

It has not even been tested yet, but the condition is very rare and highly unusual.’

A genetic test has shown the girl’s condition may also be caused by the presence of an unusual form of the gene that encodes the enzyme called GDF11.

‘We have been able to show that there are two copies of this gene in this particular family,’ Dr Wood said.

While the gene’s effects on the body are similar to those of a number of other common genetic conditions, the condition’s effects are thought to be particularly extreme, because the woman’s own body can’t properly regulate her own body’s production of the enzyme.

In addition, the girl has an unusually high amount of cholesterol and triglycerides, which are the major types of fatty acids that can cause hypertrichosis.

In this case, the levels of these fats are higher than average, and have been linked to the high risk of having a heart attack.

‘The girl is a lucky child, as she will have a very normal baby,’ Dr Woods said.

But she is not the only one to have a rare genetic birth defect, and it is thought that many people of this form of familial hypertrigo have had their lives affected by the condition.

The first recorded case of familial Hypertrigo was recorded in 1928, but only five cases have ever been reported in the UK.

In recent years, there has been a surge in the number of cases reported worldwide, and a new report this week said that the UK could have more than 500,000 people with the condition, which is not currently a recognised condition.

In the UK, the number is thought at about 3,000.

‘Familial Hypertrigeria’ is an inherited condition in a small minority of people.

It can cause symptoms such as heart attacks and stroke, as well as heart disease and diabetes.

However, in the majority of cases, the gene causes only a slight increase in the risk of a heart problem, and in the cases of the rare form of it, this does not appear to be associated with increased risk for the disease.

‘This is an unusual genetic disorder that is rare in the population but which we think is very serious and that people should be very concerned about,’ Dr Thomas Fiske, a professor of cardiology at the Oxford University, said.

He said the condition may have been inherited from a common ancestor, but it was not clear whether the person had inherited the disease from one or more siblings or parents.

‘There is no genetic link between the family member with the congenital condition and the other affected relatives.

‘However, it is extremely important to have in mind that the condition in question may also arise as a result of a gene mutation or mutation associated with a more common inherited condition.

‘Genetic testing is the only treatment for familial hypertriaglyceriduria that is currently available, and that is not available in the United States.’

Dr Wood added: ‘This case may well be a very rare genetic mutation that is present in just a few families.’

People who are not affected by familial hypertrophy will also not have any problems, although we do not know whether they will have any serious complications or die.’

It is believed that familial hyperthrombosis is a rare condition that is mainly found in people with a family history of heart problems, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or heart failure.

But a small number of people have been shown, through genetic tests, to have the condition and have lived with it for a number or even decades.

It is thought the condition can cause a range of health problems, and can lead to heart disease