Thursday, November 20, 2014
Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Anhidrosis, known as CIPA, is a rare genetic disorder in which the affect patient cannot feel anything. They cannot feel pain, temperature, or anything nerve related but they can feel pressure. There is a genetic mutation within CIPA patients that disables them to make nerve cells. They have found the mutation in the neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor which is the receptor for nerve gorwth.