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Fumatase deficiency disorder following Radiation exposure

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My husband served in Iraq and Afghanistan he developed some tumors on his arm and side while there. He just recently had them took off and one shows he has fumatase deficiency gene. From what I have looked up you are born with this and show signs of this and is serious. We know he wasn't born with it because of that, my question is, is it possible to contract this? With him being around burn pits, radiation exposure, and using mostly the depleted uranium tip ammunition?

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Fumarase deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder, and it is necessary for the individual to receive the mutation from both parents. It can't be contracted like that. However i would request you to send me some pictures of his tumors if you have any, for us to get a clearer picture. Also are there any reports mentioning that he has Fumarase enzyme deficiency? Does he have any other problems?
Fumarase deficiency can lead to a lot of symptoms,but mostly neurological. Normally people also present with severe mental retardation. Did your husband ever have any neurological symptoms?

If possible send me a few images and we can go ahead with the consult.


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MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

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