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Chances of another child with cleft lip and palate?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on linkage

Cleft lip & palate are influenced by several genes & not passed as dominant or recessive traits.
The chance of having a second child with a cl&p s quoted as ~4% while the chances of a cl&p parent having an affected child is ~6%.

In brief: Depends on linkage

Cleft lip & palate are influenced by several genes & not passed as dominant or recessive traits.
The chance of having a second child with a cl&p s quoted as ~4% while the chances of a cl&p parent having an affected child is ~6%.
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Dr. Jason Hall
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Around 4%

If you have no history of clefts in the family, the chances of having another child with a cleft is roughly 4%.

In brief: Around 4%

If you have no history of clefts in the family, the chances of having another child with a cleft is roughly 4%.
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