Inherited disorders: a genetic primer.

R. H. Pickler, C. L. Munro

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Identification of inherited or genetic disorders has important implications for the prognosis and treatment of affected infants. This article addresses the three most common categories of genetic disorders--single-gene defects, chromosomal abnormalities, and multifactorial conditions. The principles of transmission, risk of inheritance, and clinical significance of each category are discussed, with examples of inherited disorders in each category.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalNeonatal network : NN
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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