Genetics is used in family medicine to evaluate the risk a patient may have for a genetic disorder and to counsel patients about possible risks associated with any future childbearing. Every pregnancy involves risk of an abnormal outcome.1 The general risks for pregnancy are listed in Table 16.1. The types of genetic disorders encountered by family physicians can be classified into the following five categories.
KeywordsCystic Fibrosis Down Syndrome Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Neural Tube Defect Turner Syndrome
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