Handbook of Genetic Counseling/Hyper-extensibility

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

Contracting[edit | edit source]

  • Review a few things about medical history
  • Review a few things about family history
  • Physical exam
  • Make any testing recommendations
  • Answer any questions

Review medical history[edit | edit source]

Review family history[edit | edit source]

Physical exam[edit | edit source]

Psychosocial Issues[edit | edit source]

  • Issue of nothing being wrong…may have to deal with the possibility of something else being wrong than the original thought (glaucoma/nearsightedness/Stickler's)
  • Mom not recognizing the hyper-extensibility of herself/children/family.

Other possible counseling issues[edit | edit source]

  • Dominant inheritance (Stickler's syndrome, inheritance)
  • Recessive inheritance
  • Multifactorial inheritance

Notes[edit | edit source]

The information in this outline was last updated in 2000.