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Diseases Common to all Jewish Groups

Ashkenazi Jewish Diseases

Sephardic-Mizrahi Diseases


Galactosemia [GALT]: Feeding difficulties, lethargy, failure to thrive, jaundice, and bleeding within a few days after birth. Increased risk for sepsis and shock, developmental delay/intellectual disability, and cataracts. Managed by dietary restrictions.

Ashkenazi Jewish Carrier Frequency: 1 inĀ 156

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