Advertisement

Who is most at risk of autosomal recessive genetic disorders?

Children who are born to parents who are both carriers of the same mutated autosomal recessive gene are most at risk of having an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. In order to have an autosomal recessive genetic disorder, a person must have a mutation in both copies of the same autosomal recessive gene. If a child is born to two people who each carry one mutated copy of the same autosomal recessive gene, there is a 25% chance, or 1 in 4, that the child will have this autosomal recessive genetic disorder. 

Continue Learning about Autosomal Recessive Genetic Disorders

Can autosomal recessive genetic disorders be prevented?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
The only way to prevent autosomal recessive genetic disorders is to not have a child affected with t...
More Answers
Should I be worried about autosomal recessive genetic disorders?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
You are at a higher risk of having an autosomal recessive disorder or having an affected child with ...
More Answers
How is type 1 Gaucher disease diagnosed?
Jumo HealthJumo Health
To diagnose all three types of Gaucher disease, a doctor who is a specialist will run some tests at ...
More Answers
How do autosomal recessive genetic disorders affect my quality of life?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Because there are a wide variety of autosomal recessive genetic disorders, there are also many diffe...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.