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NUR5220-GENEALOGY DISCUSSION2NUR5220-Genealogy DiscussionPart IIntroductionGenes are building blocks of heredity and can be passed from parents to children.Agenetic disorder is an illness caused in whole or part by a change in the patient's DNA sequencethat makes it different from a normal one. According to Katsanis (2016), genetic disorders maybe caused by a mutation in one or more genes known as monogenic and multifactorial disordersrespectively. Chromosomal disorders occur where chromosomes or parts of chromosomes aremissing or changes. Some of the genetic disorders include Down syndrome, thalassemia, cysticfibrosis, Tay-Sachs disease, and sickle cell anemia (Katsanis, 2016). A pedigree can be used toshow the hereditary disease in a family and how it impacts related individuals. This paperpresents patients history, synopsis of the identified genetic disorder, an educational summary, anda pictorial genogram of the patient.Patient HistoryThe patient is an 11-year-old African American boy who was brought to the hospital byhis mother. The patient was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia since birth. However, thesymptoms began a year later after birth. The child has been under maintenance since he was oneyear old. The patient was brought after his condition had changed. He began to experience pains

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