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X chromosome

Introduction: X chromosome

Humans have 2 sex determining chromosomes: the X chromosome and Y chromosome. Men are XY and women are XX. Only men have a Y chromosome.

There are various sex chromosome disorders that affect the entire X and Y chromosomes, such that a person has some combination other than XX or XY pair. For example, there is XXX, XXY, XYY, XXXX and various other disorders.

There are many X-linked genetic diseases, that affect only a single gene on the X chromosome, including x-linked dominant genetic diseases and x-linked recessive genetic diseases. Triplet repeat genetic diseases are also possible.

Summary Information: X chromosome

X chromosome: One of the two sex chromosomes.

Condition count: 11 ; see list below.

Organ types: Sex chromosomes (14)

Organs: list of all organs

X chromosome: Related Topics

Diseases List for X chromosome:

The following list of medical conditions have 'X chromosome' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:







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