Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Diseases

Ashkenazi Jewish genetic diseases are a group of rare disorders that occur more often in people of Eastern European Jewish descent. These disorders include Gaucher disease, Canavan disease, cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs, familial dysautonomia, Bloom syndrome, Fanconi anemia group C, mucolipidosis type IV, and Niemann-Pick. Some of these diseases have a high incidence in individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish descent; therefore, routine preconception or prenatal carrier screening in this population is recommended.

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Content Review: 
November 2017

Last Update: February 2019