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what happens when some genetic material is missing?

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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 51 years experience
Abnormalities: Loss of genetic material is called a deletion, if less than a whole chromosome or oartial or complete monosomy if it is a sizeable part or a complete loss of a chromosome. It often results in loss of the fetus (miscarriage) but smaller losses/deletions can result in poor growth before and after birth, congenital birth defects, delays in development, and recognizeable syndromes with anomalies.

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Is cardiomyopathy genetically heritable?

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Yes and No: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is. Some types of dilated cardiomyopathy are. Others are the result of viral infections.
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Does genetics play a role in susceptibility to pseudomonas aeruginosa?

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Not primary: Susceptibility to pseudomonas is observed when the normal defenses we have against infection are broken down, for example when a patient is very ill in the intensive care unit on a ventilator or breathing machine) mostly this is an acquired problem. However in cystic fibrosis, which is a genetic disease there is a particular tendency to get infected with this bacteria.
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Is paget's disease genetic?

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Sometimes: There are two diseases termed "paget's disease." one is a rare type of breast cancer with unknown, likely multifactorial, etiology. The other is paget's disease of the bone for which there is a genetic predisposition and exposure to certain viruses may trigger the disease. Here's a link to more info about Paget's of the bone: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pagets-disease-of-bone/ds00485.
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Can pityriasis rosea be passed down from generation to generation?

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Is tetanus genetic?

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