That depends on the severity of their symptoms. As we know in the vast majority of cases of inherited NDI
, it is the female who carries the disease and the male who is born with it. However, sometimes the carrier
female also expresses the symptoms of NDI
, to a lesser or greater extent. In some cases, the female carrier
's symptoms will be as severe as the male NDI
patient, in which case she must be treated with the same drug
regime as males. Other female carriers have very mild expressions of NDI
and can get by quite comfortable by just drinking a little more water in general.