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Acute scoliosis linked to uncommon gene mutation

A group of St. Louis scientists recently suggested that an uncommon gene mutation increases the risk of children developing scoliosis, Science World Report stated on June 14.

Washington University School of Medicine researchers successfully identified fibrilin 1 and 2 mutated genes as a risk factor for severe cases of scoliosis in young people. The researchers claimed that the clinical trial drug they used to block the two mutated genes may be used to prevent children from developing severe scoliosis. In a statement, Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, said that their study will prove helpful in predicting severe scoliosis cases in children that usually manifest as they grow older.

Children may also suffer from scoliosis if their mothers ingested the drug Depakote during pregnancy. If you or someone you love has experienced this, a lawyer may work for you to get your much needed treatment funds from negligent drug makers. Speak with the lawyers at Williams Hart today at 800-761-3187 to learn more about your options.

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