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what are the chances of passing hereditary spherocytosis onto child?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The most common hereditary form is autosomal dominant, with a 50% transmission risk with every conception. There is a less common autosomal recessive form, requiring carriage by both parents of a recessive gene, this form would not be passed by an affected person unless the spouse was a carrier, .
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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