Organ: X chromosome

X chromosome: One of the two sex chromosomes
Introduction: 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.

Condition count: 11 ; see list below.
Organ types: Sex chromosomes (14)
Organs: all organs

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


  • Fragile-X Syndrome ... x chromosome


  • Intersex conditions ... x chromosome


  • Jacobs syndrome ... x chromosome


  • Klinefelter syndrome ... x chromosome


  • Triple-X syndrome ... x chromosome
  • Turner Syndrome ... x chromosome


  • X Chromosome Disorders ... x chromosome
  • X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia ... x chromosome
  • X-linked Dominant Genetic Diseases ... x chromosome
  • X-linked Genetic Diseases ... x chromosomes
  • X-linked Recessive Genetic Diseases ... x chromosome

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