Introduction: X-linked Genetic Diseases


X-linked Genetic Diseases: X-linked genetic conditions are genetic diseases affecting the sex chromosomes X and Y. They are called "x-linked" or "sex-linked" genetic conditions. (For comparison, non-sex chromosomes 1..22 are called "autosomes" and the resulting conditions called autosomal genetic diseases.)

X-linked diseases can be recessive or dominant. See x-linked recessive diseases and x-linked dominant diseases. However, x-linked recessive diseases are better known.

See also articles Introduction to Genetics and Introduction to Genetic Diseases.

Conditions list: The list of conditions in the X-linked Genetic Diseases group includes:

Conditions by class: See also the full list of conditions in class genetic-x-linked.

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