examples of multifactorial traits

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Multifactorial disorders may be continuous or discontinuous.

For the multifactorial traits listed, it is difficult to extricate the effects of environment from those of genes.

Examples include:

  • cleft lip and palate
  • congenital dislocation of the hip
  • mood disorders
  • diabetes insipidus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • epilepsy
  • gallstones
  • hypertension
  • hyperthyroidism
  • ischaemic heart disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • psoriasis
  • pyloric stenosis
  • sarcoidosis
  • schizophrenia
  • senile dementia of the Alzheimer's type
  • spina bifida
  • talipes equinovarus

Last reviewed 01/2018

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