FGD1 Aarskog Syndrome Girls
As part of the foundation's work, we set up a group in 2019 called FGD1 Aarskog Syndrome Girls. The aim was to help the women within our Aarskog community who were confirmed as being a carrier of the FGD1 gene. As Aarskog is an X-linked rare genetic condition, it means the FGD1 gene which causes Aarskog is located on the X chromosome. Females have two X chromosomes; males have one X and one Y chromosome. Often carriers are overlooked by the medical industry but within our group, we have seen many women present similar conditions and symptoms related to autoimmune diseases.