Genetic Counselling - Estimation of Risks X-Linked Recessive

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Estimation of Risks of Genetic Counselling

X - LINKED RECESSIVE

The Transmission in this type of inheritance is linked to the X or Sex chromosomes.

case #1

Leprosy

case #2

Leprosy

case #3

Leprosy

Example

X - LINKED Lesch - Nyhan Syndrome.

Features

Males more commonly affected than females

Father to son transmission it is Not possible

Females - more likely to remain carriers and can transmit affected trait to 50% of her sons

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I am Nagarasan in India. I am affected with congental myotonia from childhood. What genetic counseling is there for curing this in gene theraphy.

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Gene therapy is still not an approved therapy in human beings.

However, limited symptomatic treatment may be available.

Also, if you have the genetic confirmation of the disorder, you can potentially prevent the future generation from inheriting the same condition.

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Dr. Risha Nahar
Genetic Consultant

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