Particular distribution of the GJB2/GJB6 gene mutations in Mexican population with hearing impairment.

BACKGROUND Hereditary sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder worldwide. Mutations in the GJB2 gene are a frequent cause of hereditary SNHL. There is a prevalence of certain mutations in various populations which suggests that specific mutations may be influenced by ethnic background. OBJECTIVE To analyze the prevalence… CONTINUE READING