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Doctor insights on: Stillbirth Fetal Malformations And Genetic Disorders

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

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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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. Is continually finding new genetic disordersand we may have no clue with regard to how frequent they are. There are dozens of severe multiple malformation syndromes which are striking but none of the worlds geneticists have a clue with regard to what causes them.how do you estimate a single case in the world's medical literature? ...Read more

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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

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Can you tell me is hanhart syndrome a genetic disease?

Can you tell me is hanhart syndrome a genetic disease?

Unknown: The Dysmorphologic condition, short tongue and short fingers has unknown etiology but doesn't run in families. The metabolic condition is genetic ...Read more

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Mariah has a genetic disease. What's the best way to cope with the disease?

Mariah has a genetic disease. What's the best way to cope with the disease?

Get facts,support: Geneticists and genetic counselors help patients and families with genetic diseases learn accurate information and then kelp them find support and help handling the burden of the disease and its impacy on the indivual and family. ...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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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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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

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


Dr. Gary Stephens
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Stillbirth (Definition)

A stillbirth is a condition in which fetal death occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most cases are due to unknown causes, but some possible causes include bacterial infection, genetic defects, recreational drug use by the mother, physical trauma, ...Read more