Culture and Ethnicity. Concepts of Culture and Ethnicity. Culture – a set of values, beliefs & traditions that are held by a specific social group and handed down from generation to generation
Tay Sacks Disease – a gene for a hereditary disorder – have very short life span – Eastern European, Jewish descent.
G6PD deficiency – enzyme deficiency. Red blood cells have no cell membrane they are easily destroyed , which leads to anemia and increased billirubin levels. - 10% of African American population
Thalassemia – genetic disorder effecting the Hgb in RBC function. Mediterranean, Asian, and African origin.
Sarcoidosis – formation of multiple tubercles or nodules on various parts of the body - African American population.
Gout – An increase of uric acid in the blood -males especially from Puerto Rican or Filipino descent.
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