Inheritance and Genetics of Acute Appendicitis


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About inheritance and genetics: Inheritance of Acute Appendicitis refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or "runs" in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.

Genetics of Acute Appendicitis: Partial genetic susceptibility for getting appendicitis with risk increased by 3 to 10 times.
Last revision: April 9, 2003

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