Galactosemia Risk factors

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The major risk factor for galactosemia is the presence of the defective gene(s).

Risk factors

Galactosemia is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder of galactose metabolism. Two defective alleles are necessary to manifest the condition.[1]


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