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Sex Linked Recessive Disorders POSNA Study Guide

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Description: Objectives
1. Define sex-linked recessive
2. Describe the features of the pedigree of a sex-linked recessive disorder
3. List 2 sex-linked recessive disorders commonly accompanied by orthopaedic problems
Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy are now recognized as sex-linked recessive disorders originating from different mutations of the same gene. Carrier females may be identified by having elevated creatine phosphokinase levels. Another disorder with orthopaedic implications is classic hemophilia.

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Added: Sat Jun 13 2009