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Genetic disease "t s", what does it stand for?

Genetic disease "t s", what does it stand for?

Tuberous Sclerosis: 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

Dr. Richard Roberts
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Genetic Disease (Definition)

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


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What is the least common genetic disease that is seen in the U.S.?

What is the least common genetic disease that is seen in the U.S.?

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

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Is it possible to "catch" a genetic disease?

Is it possible to "catch" a genetic disease?

Not in the: Conventional sense. A child inherits genetic disease from her/his parents. But it is not possible to "catch" a genetic defect like you catch an infection. ...Read more

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How are communicable and genetic disease different?

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

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What is the definition or description of: genetic disease?

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

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In your expert opinion, what is the worst genetic disease that exists?

In your expert opinion, what is the worst genetic disease that exists?

Lethal: 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

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What are some genetic disorders?

What are some genetic disorders?

See OMIM: OMIM (Online Mendelian inheritance in Man) is an up-to-date compendium of all disorders known or suspected to be genetic. See OMIM. Org ...Read more

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How are genetic disorders diagnosed?

How are genetic disorders diagnosed?

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

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How many genetic disorders are there?

Genetic Disorders: What is the question behind your question? Perhaps if you were more specific, you might find out something you are trying to learn about yourself, or some other person you're concerned about. ...Read more

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Are there any "harmless" genetic disorders?

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

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What are the most common genetic disorders?

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

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Help please! Is diabetic a genetic disease?

Help please! Is diabetic a genetic disease?

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

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Han viruses be used to cure genetic disease?

Han viruses be used to cure genetic disease?

Engineering: Viruses can be modified so as not to cause disease. Genes can be inserted in the viruses and the modified virus used as a cargo ship to deliver a specific gene to a cell to cure genetic diseases. This is the principle of gene therapy. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hanhart syndrome a genetic disease?

Hanhart syndrome: Hanhart syndrome is a rare birth defect which is believed to be sporadic. Currently, there is no known associated gene. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if anencephaly is a genetic disease?

Does anyone know if anencephaly is a genetic disease?

Not genetic: We don't know why anencephaly happens, but it is not genetic. It may be in part due to a mother not having enough Folic Acid in her diet. ...Read more

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What are the different categories of genetic disorders?

What are the different categories of genetic disorders?

Genetic disorders.: I would look at your text book as this is not a clear question. And try wikipedia. ...Read more

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How could viruses be used to cure some genetic disease?

How could viruses be used to cure some genetic disease?

Engineering: Viruses can be modified so as not to cause disease. Genes can be inserted in the viruses and the modified virus used as a cargo ship to deliver a specific gene to a cell to cure genetic diseases. This is the principle of gene therapy. ...Read more

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What kind of genetic disease is Down syndrome considered?

What kind of genetic disease is Down syndrome considered?

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

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Which genetic disorders are most common and least common?

Which genetic disorders are most common and least common?

Depends: On how strictly you define things. The big ones are:
familial hyperlipidemia
Cystic Fibrosis
Thalassemia
Muscular Dystrophies
Down's Syndrome
Fragile X
Hemochromatosis
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

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Is sarcoidosis a genetic disease? Will my children get it?

Is sarcoidosis a genetic disease? Will my children get it?

Family sarcoid: 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

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What is a genetic disease that affects the nervous system?

What is a genetic disease that affects the nervous system?

Several: Multiple childhood problems such as leukodystrophies, adult Huntington's chorea, but also migraine, some epilepsies, etc, and genetic susceptibilities to certain neurological acquired conditions. ...Read more

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Can lymphangioleiomyomatosis be a type of genetic disease?

Can lymphangioleiomyomatosis be a type of genetic disease?

YES: It is a genetic disorder assosciated with multiple pneumothorax and obstructive lung disease. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some 'harmless' genetic disorders?

I was wondering what are some 'harmless' genetic disorders?

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

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Is it true that genetic disorders are increasing in frequency?

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

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Can you please discuss the rare genetic disorders in children?

Can you please discuss the rare genetic disorders in children?

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

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Can you please describe genetic disorders only found in women?

Can you please describe genetic disorders only found in women?

V rare: 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

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What is the difference between inherited and genetic disorders?

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

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In your opinion, what is the worst genetic disease for a fetus?

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

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Where can I get information on some very rare genetic disorders?

Where can I get information on some very rare genetic disorders?

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

Genetic (Definition)

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