Application of medical genetics in Turkey


Tuncbilek E., ÖZGÜÇ M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.49, sa.4, ss.353-359, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Derleme
  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.353-359

Özet

Turkey is among the most populous countries of the world, and has a young population structure. The rate of consanguinity has been approximately 20-25% for the last 25 years. Various studies have shown that high consanguinity can be a contributing factor to the high incidence of some rare autosomal recessive diseases. Hemoglobinopathies are an important health problem, and Turkey also has one of the highest incidences of phenylketonuria in the world.