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are there many factors that can cause the mutation for galactosemia?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
Inherited: Galactosemia is a autosomal recessive inherited condition which causes you to metabolise galactose and other sugars incorrectly or differently. Autosomal recessive conditions usually come from both parent's--usually as carriers but not expresing the disease.There are many factors related to gene expression and gene abnormalities, but once you have the abnormality, it is not easy to determine.

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From none to many: Teeth eruption is quite a variable process. I have seen as many as 2 at birth and a few normal kids with none until 15 months. Some referances say to expect 1 by four months & 1 per month thereafter (or 9-10 at a year). The primary 20 are usuall all in by three.
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Why is it necessary to get so many ultrasounds in pregnancy/

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