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What are the symptoms of autosomal recessive genetic disorders?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Because there are so many different autosomal recessive genetic disorders, they can have a variety of different symptoms. For example, the symptoms of sickle cell anemia include swollen hands or feet and possible abdominal, joint, or bone pain. The symptoms of galactosemia, another autosomal recessive genetic disorder, include irritability and lethargy.


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