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Guide to Rare Genetic Disorders and their Treatment

A rare genetic disorder is a hereditary disorder, generally affecting fewer than one in a million inhabitants—specifically gene-related. Genetic disorders are sometimes sex-linked, involving the X-chromosome.

Rare genetic disorders are often incurable, and because of the limited number of cases, make study difficult. Still, most of them can be managed to allow a full life if the sufferer receives careful medical management. A single genetic disorder may produce a fairly large variety of symptoms. Knowledge of the symptoms can lead to early treatment. Learn more about genetic disorders and mutations through articles written by Bright Hub contributors.

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Latest Articles on Rare Genetic Disorder
A Guide to Cerebrocostmandibular Syndrome

If you want to understand the various aspects of the cerebrocostomandibular syndrome in a simplified manner, then read on, as this article will provide you with an overview of this...

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If you suspect Job syndrome or have a family history of this genetic disorder, it is important to learn more about it. Read on to learn more about the genetics of the disorder, as well...

A Guide to Aicardi Syndrome

Aicardi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder affecting only girls.Even though the exact genetic cause is not yet known, there are strong clues, which are currently researched further...

Skin Disorder: Incontinentia Pigmenti

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    Our genetic code is not without a number of mutations. We are either born with them or acquire them during life. While most are benign others can cause disease and genetic disorders. This guide explores...

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    Proteus syndrome is a rare congenital disorder. So rare that there have been approximately 200 recorded cases. The disorder causes abnormal growth of skin, bones, head, and organs. Joseph Merrick, "The...

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