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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 20:46
Lots of genetic diseases CAN show up at lots of different ages even though they most commonly become apparent in certain age ranges. For example, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease can start causing symptoms at any age, but typically is noticed in young adults and middle aged adults; teenage years are unlucky but it happens. Cystic fibrosis' milder forms are sometimes diagnosed in teenagers and adults. Retinitis pigmentosa can develop at a variety of ages. Some of the MODYs tend to be become symptomatic in teenagers. Huntington's Disease typically develops in middle aged adults but can develop in teenagers or even in small children. All of the ones I named except for retinitis pigmentosa CAN be tested for in babies, but only cystic fibrosis is screened for in babies and even that screening is sometimes wrong especially with milder cases.
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