Hereditary Alpha Tryptasemia, or HAT, has also been called familial tryptasemia and hypertryptasemia.
HAT is caused by having 2 or more copies of the TPSAB1 gene on the chromosome 16p13.3 (source). A person whose symptoms have manifested from HAT has Hereditary Alpha Tryptasemia Syndrome, or HATS. This website focuses on people experiencing HATS and its co-morbidities. While some studies have indicated a gene dose effect (ie, the more copies of the gene a patient has, the more symptomatic the patient is likely to be), another more recent study has contradicted that finding.
Fewer than 1000 people with HAT have been identified around the world--not all of whom experience HATS. However, the prevalence of HAT is considered to be between 3-5% of Caucasians. The same 2020 United Kingdom study mentioned above has indicated of 5% prevalence in their holistic population.
If you suspect you may have Hereditary Alpha Tryptasemia Syndrome, see this article, "Confirming whether You Have HATS."
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