The sweat test can also confirm the diagnosis in older children and adults. Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy ; muscle cramps and progressive weakness Lesch-Nyhan syndrome ; neurologic dysfunction, cognitive and behavioral disturbances including self-mutilation, and uric acid overproduction hyperuricemia Lowe Syndrome ; hydrophthalmia, cataracts, intellectual disabilities, aminoaciduria, reduced renal ammonia production and vitamin D-resistant rickets Menkes disease ; sparse and coarse hair, growth failure, and deterioration of the nervous system. If the trait lowers the probability of fathering a child or causes the father to choose to only have children with women who aren't carriers so as not to create daughters who are carriers rather than expressers and then only if no genetic screening is used then women become even less likely to express the trait. For hybrid chickens with sexually differentiated hatchling color, see Sex link. As noted above, it was common among the descendants of Queen Victoria. A B C Illustration of some X-linked heredity outcomes A the affected father has one X-linked dominant allele, the mother is homozygous for the recessive allele: Becker's muscular dystrophy , a milder form of Duchenne, which causes slowly progressive muscle weakness of the legs and pelvis. Thus, X-linked mutations tend to be rare in women. Hunter's Syndrome ; potentially causing hearing loss, thickening of the heart valves leading to a decline in cardiac function, obstructive airway disease, sleep apnea, and enlargement of the liver and spleen.
An individual must inherit two defective cystic fibrosis genes, one from each parent, to have the disease. Each time two carriers of the disease conceive, there is a 25 percent chance of passing cystic fibrosis to their children ; a 50 percent chance that the child will be a carrier of the cystic fibrosis gene; and a 25 percent chance that the child will be a non-carrier. X-linked traits are maternally inherited from carrier mothers or from an affected father. Although it is severely underdiagnosed in Asia, existing evidence indicates that the prevelance of CF is rare. In ZW sex-determination system used by birds the opposite is true: Fabry disease ; A lysosomal storage disease causing anhidrosis, fatigue, angiokeratomas, burning extremity pain and ocular involvement. CF also can cause reproductive problems - more than 95 percent of men with CF are sterile. Unless both parents have at least one such gene, their children will not have cystic fibrosis. Although many women with CF are able to conceive, limited lung function and other health factors may make it difficult to carry a child to term. But, with new technologies, some are becoming fathers. This is now known to have been Hemophilia B see below. However, deterioration is inevitable, leading to debility and eventually death. Duchenne muscular dystrophy , which is associated with mutations in the dystrophin gene. Alport syndrome ; glomerulonephritis, endstage kidney disease, and hearing loss. Today, nearly 40 percent of the CF population is age 18 and older. Symptoms vary from person to person, in part, due to the more than 1, mutations of the CF gene, several of which have been identified and sequenced by researchers. In mammals , the female is homogametic, with two X chromosomes XX , while the male is the heterogametic sex , with one X and one Y chromosome XY. Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems involving the production of abnormally thick mucus linings in the lungs and can lead to fatal lung infections. Also, a chest x-ray may suggest the diagnosis. X-linked recessive traits are expressed in all heterogametics, but are only expressed in those homogametics that are homozygous for the recessive allele. Pulmonary function tests may show that breathing is compromised. Patients with untreated XLA are prone to develop serious and even fatal infections. Adrenoleukodystrophy ; leads to progressive brain damage, failure of the adrenal glands and eventually death. Gene therapy holds great promise for treating cystic fibrosis. Genetic testing on a small blood sample can help determine who has a defective cystic fibrosis gene. It is fairly rare, affecting one in 2, to one in 6, males.
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