Thursday, May 24, 2012

List of Hereditary Diseases

Hereditary diseases, also known as inherited diseases or genetic disorders, are diseases which can be passed down through generations of the same family. The following is a list of hereditary disorders

Acid Maltase Deficiency
Angelman Syndrome
Canavan Disease
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Color Blindness
Cri du Chat Syndrome
Down Syndrome
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Fragile X Syndrome
Gilbert's Syndrome
Hereditary Fructose Intolerance
Hereditary Hemochromatosis
Hereditary Spherocytosis
Joubert Syndrome
Klinefelter Syndrome
Krabbe Disease
Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
Marfan Syndrome
Muscular Dystrophy
Myotonic Dystrophy
Nail-Patella Syndrome
Noonan Syndrome
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease
Polycystic Kidney Disease
Prader-Willi Syndrome
Prune Belly Syndrome
Rett Syndrome
Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome
Russell Silver Syndrome
Sanfilippo Syndrome
Shwachman Syndrome
Smith-Magenis Syndrome
Spina bifida
Stickler Syndrome
TAR Syndrome
Tay-Sachs Disease
Tay-Sachs Syndrome
Turner Syndrome
Usher Syndrome
Usher Syndrome
Variegate Porphyria
Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome
Waardenburg Syndrome
Wilson's Disease
Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
Xeroderma Pigmentosum
XXX Syndrome
XXXX Syndrome - Rare genetic disorder in females caused by the presence of four X chromosomes rather than two.
XYY Syndrome - XYY syndrome is characterized by an extra copy of the Y chromosome in each of a male's cells.
YY Syndrome - A genetic condition where males have an extra Y chromosome (i.e XYY) in each of their cells.
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