familial disease


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to familial disease: Autosomal disease

familial disease

A disease that occurs in several members of the same family.
References in periodicals archive ?
One little-known aspect of this dynasty that has been the subject of debate is the presence of a familial disease, a notion originating from several statues, sculptures and reliefs of Akhenaten and his family that show elongated heads, faces and extremities, and an underdeveloped thorax with gynaecomastia (Fig.
Specific topics include managing papillary thyroid cancer, parathyroid laboratory testing, hyperparathyroidism in familial disease, pheochromocytoma, and evaluating insulinoma.
The Blue Diaper Syndrome: Familial Hypercalcemia with Nephrocalcinosis and Indicanuria; A new familial disease, with definition of the metabolic abnormality.
CFH R1210C, which accounts for about 1 percent of the total cases, is highly related to familial disease and earlier age of onset.
Familial tumors typically present much earlier than do nonfamilial tumors; multicentric paragangliomas have been reported in as many as 78% of patients with familial disease. (3) Familial paraganglioma syndromes are caused by germline mutations in the genes that encode for the mitochondrial enzyme succinyl dehydrogenase, and they often occur as multiple paragangliomas.

Medical browser ?
Full browser ?