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FTDP-17Frontotemporal Dementia With Parkinsonism Linked to Chromosome 17
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For example, if a known FTDP-17 mutation is identified, then this information can prevent unnecessary diagnostic studies as well as prevent the utilization of inappropriate therapies.
Conditions with autosomal dominant inheritance, such as FTDP-17, pose a 50% risk to all offspring of an affected individual.
For disorders such as FTDP-17, the development of a clinical test is important for confirmation of mutations initially identified in the research laboratory and to provide predictive testing of family members of affected individuals with known mutations.