Autosomal recessive disease

When in a family more than one child is born with a condition, the cause may be an autosomal recessive disease. In autosomal recessive diseases the parents are carriers of one abnormal gene and one normal gene. Children receiving the abnormal gene from both parents at their conceptions will have the disease. Thus, each child of these parents has a 25% risk of the inherited disorder. When children are just boys one should also consider an X-linked inheritance and ask for more affected men through the female line (mothers). Examples of an autosomal recessive disease:

Last modified
21 June 2019
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