The Genetic Disease And Disorders

1591 WordsNov 24, 20157 Pages
Cellular Biology Paper There are many genetic diseases and disorders in the world these days, some of which are stranger or more unique then others. One such unique genetic disease is Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Anhidrosis or CIPA for short. This particular genetic disease causes people who have to it to not be able to feel pain or even differentiated between hot or cold. As well as be unable to sweat, because of the anhidrosis. This genetic condition is also known as hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type IV, but in this paper it will only be referred to as CIPA. Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis, CIPA, is an inherited disorder of the nervous system, which causes people to have to be unable to have the sensation of pain. Be unable to differentiated between temperatures as well as not being able to sweat, anhidrosis. It is a very odd and rare disorder, it stems from hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy (HSAN) type IV. There are five types of HSAN’s in totally, all of which very in symptoms, but all surrounding the central topic of pain insensitivity. Cases of people with CIPA have been around for quite some time, they are just not common knowledge for the everyday person; though occasionally there might be a news story on an individual with it on TV. CIPA was first discovered or described in 1932 by Dearborn as Congenital pure analgesia. Since then some research has been done and it is common for patients with CIPA to also
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