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Genetic carrier

Introduction: Genetic carrier

Description of Genetic carrier

Genetic carrier: an individual who is heterozygous for a recessive gene and thus does not express the recessive phenotype but can transmit the gene to offspring.
Source: CRISP

Genetic carrier: Related Topics

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Genetic carrier as a Disease

Genetic carrier: Type of or association with medical condition Carrier conditions.
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Genetic carrier: Related Diseases

Genetic carrier: Genetic carrier is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Genetic carrier as a subtype of Carrier conditions

Carrier conditions (medical condition): A condition where a person is symptom-free despite a genetic or infectious disease

Carrier conditions (medical condition): The term "carrier" is used for any person who is symptom-free (or has only very mild symptoms) despite having a medical condition. The two main types are carriers of genetic diseases and carriers of infectious diseases.

Genetic carriers can occur in any recessive but not in a dominant genetic disease. For example, x-linked recessive diseases affect only males, with women being symptom-free carriers of a genetic defect, passed onto their male children. Both males and females can be carriers of autosomal recessive genetic diseases. Genetic carriers are not contagious; they can only pass the disease onto their own children through genetics.

Infectious disease carriers are those who have a low-level infection with a disease but without symptoms. Carriers of infectious diseases can be contagious even if they do not have symptoms. Whether an infectious carrier is contagious depends on the type of condition. See also the list of diseases with no symptoms or vague symptoms.

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Source - CRISP

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