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Other Genetic Disorders

  • Russell H. Jackson

Abstract

The four disorders to be discussed in this chapter (phenylketonuria, Turner’s Syndrome, Klinefelter’s Syndrome, and Huntington’s Disease) were chosen because of their clinical interest, their frequency of occurrence, and their differing modes of inheritance. These four disorders also are representative of genetic conditions that differ in severity, ease of diagnosis, age of onset of symptoms, and impact on the family. Additionally, current issues in the field of genetic counseling and the psychological problems relating to genetic disease are discussed. Before discussion of the specific disorders, some more general information will be reviewed.

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Genetic Counseling Genetic Disorder Dietary Control Gonadal Dysgenesis Mental Deficiency 
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