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List Of Dominant Genetic Disorders
Tuberous sclerosis is often called ts or tsc. It is a hereditary disorder that is characterized by individuals devoloping a small benign lesion called a hamartoma in various organs including the brain, lung and kidneys.
Ts fact sheet from nih at http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/tuberous_sclerosis/detail_tuberous_sclerosis. Htm. ...Read more
A genetic disease is a disease that is caused by a defect in the genetic (dna) material in a gene (s). It can be inherited and mosy pose a risk to other family members and/or to future children. For many genetic diseases there are molecular tests that allow detection of a change (s) called mutations, we can also detect deltions or other changes to the gene's dna that can also result ...Read more
Unknown: Some are rarer than one in 100, 000. We are continually finding new genetic disorders and we may have no clue with regard to how frequent they are. Dozens of severe multiple malformation syndromes exist which are striking but none of the world's geneticists have a clue with regard to what causes them. How do you estimate frequency of a single case in the world's medical literature? ...Read more
Very different: Communicable disease are diseases that you can catch from someone else. Genetic diseases are caused by changes in your genes. Genetic diseases can only be passed on from your parents. ...Read more
Caused by a gene (s): A genetic disease is a disease that is caused by a defect in the genetic (dna) material in a gene (s). It can be inherited and mosy pose a risk to other family members and/or to future children. For many genetic diseases there are molecular tests that allow detection of a change (s) called mutations, we can also detect deltions or other changes to the gene's dna that can also result in a genetic dis. ...Read more
There are lethal genetic diseases that prevent a baby even being born. Many of these are due to major chromosomal defects.
In terms of devasting diseases affects people, there are any number that are distressing and have profound affect on people and their families in so many ways. ...Read more
Clinical skill: Physicians with expertise in a specialty will have knowledge of genetic disorders common to their specialty. A hematologist will recognize hemoglobinopathies, a plastic surgeon recognizes genetic disorders which require facial repair, a neurologist may diagnose neurological degenerative disorders. A clinical geneticist is the general practitioner of genetics--and can help diagnose unknowns. ...Read more
Definition: If it's a "disorder", then by definition it's not harmless. However, there are a bazillion genetic variants that are harmless or even beneficial. For example, a man may love or hate being a redhead. Sickle cell trait is actually a minor health probleme, damaging the renal medulla fairly badly, but offers protection from malaria. Understanding thsi concept is central to understanding life. ...Read more
It depends on what: You call genetic. Almost all diseases are a combination of genes and environment. Consult the following site of a list of common single gene defects. Http://archive. Blisstree. Com/feel/ten-most-common-inherited-genetic-diseases/. ...Read more
Depends on type:
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease with antibodies that attack part of the pancreas. Although there may be a slight genetic component, this is generally thought to be sporadic-that is, people just get it regardless of family.
Type 2 does seem to be related to genetics. It is not a disease where if you have the gene you have the disease; rather, there appear to be risk factor genes. ...Read more
Genetic disorders.: I would look at your text book as this is not a clear question. And try wikipedia. ...Read more
Chromosomal abnormal: Down syndrom is considered a chromosomal abnormality due to the presence of three number 21 chromosomes instead of the normal 2. ...Read more
On how strictly you define things. The big ones are:
Sickle Cell Disease
Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency.
There are many many diseases of which there are only a few in the whole world and there are probably a few we haven't seen yet. ...Read more
It is not likely that you would give your children sarcoid, however your inherited immune system may make it more likely.
The statistics show about a 16%increase of sarcoid in family. Sarcoid has an unknown cause. Some ideas have been, bacteria in the environment-but scientists have not isolated it; or chemicals in the environment-more common on rural areas, fields/ farmers, health care, & teachers. ...Read more
YES: It is a genetic disorder assosciated with multiple pneumothorax and obstructive lung disease. ...Read more
Yes: There are several "harmless" genetic conditions. Though I am not sure if they even can be called conditions, but rather traits or features. For example: sensitivity to bitter taste (some are very sensitive and, thus do not like bitter foods), ability to smell certain things. These are often variations or changes in genes that involve receptors of taste or smell in our tongue or nose. ...Read more
Yes but....: However, that is not necessarily due to their being a greater number of genetic mutations in the population. Part of the explanation is that we are doing a better job of identifying genetic disorders. In addition, with better treatment, individuals with genetic disorders are living longer and are able to reproduce thereby increasing the gene frequency in the population. ...Read more
Too broad a topic: There are books written on the topic. If there is a critical enzyme pathway in the body there is likely a defect somewhere in that pathway. State screening tests commonly look for > 25 different ones. ...Read more
Very rarely are single gene disorders found only in females.
Of course in autosomal dominant and recessive disease, females are affected in equal numbers as males. ...Read more
When it happens: All inherited disorders are genetic, i.e., passed down from father or mother or a combination of the two. However, some genetic disorders occur spontaneously, in the early stages of the developing fetus, not present in either parent but a result of an error in incredibly complex process of combing ovum and sperm into a human being. ...Read more
Down syndrome.: For many reasons (longevity, inability to care for self, chronic health problems, neurodevelopmental delay and dementia) this is a particularly hard genetic condition for families to bear; don't misunderstand me, I personally think some of the affected individuals are charismatic and a blessing to their families, but typically they are a heavy burden (>90% 5-year divorce rate reported). ...Read more
The web & your doc: Three good sources are the centers for disease control website for genomic medicine (http://www. Cdc. Gov/genomics/), the national library of medicine's genetics home reference website (http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/), and the genetic alliance website (http://www. Geneticalliance. Org/). If you worry about yourself or a family member, the best place to start is with your personal physician. ...Read more
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more