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If I have a child with Niemann-Pick disease (SMPD1-associated), does that mean I am a carrier?

Since Niemann-Pick disease (SMPD1-associated) is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, your child had to have inherited a change/mutation in both copies of the SMPD1 gene. That is, both Mom's copy and Dad's copy of the gene must have had a change/mutation. Therefore, both parents of the child are carriers for Niemann-Pick disease (SMPD1-associated).

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