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Diseases » End-stage renal disease » Inheritance

Inheritance and Genetics of End-stage renal disease

Racial Patterns for End-stage renal disease:

Racial Information for End-stage renal disease: End-stage renal disease, which is disease of the kidney, is 2.8 times higher among American Indians/Alaska Natives than whites. (Source: excerpt from Minority: NWHIC)

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of End-stage renal disease refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or "runs" in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.


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