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.

Morgan Barnett

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