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Are chromosomal abnormalities only confined to certain parts of your body?

Are chromosomal abnormalities only confined to certain parts of your body?

No: The typical chromosomal(chm) defect shows up as abnormal chm in every cell of your body. Some cells do little (skin just sits there) while others do a lot ( form the heart, hands, brain). The need for detail in complex parts means the defect will have more effect. Rare chm defects produce a mosaic, where a fraction of the body has normal & others abnormal. Variable effect. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Nemiro
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Chromosomal Abnormalities (Definition)

Chromosomal abnormalities are conditions caused by an abnormal structure or number of chromosomes, leading to an abnormal expression of genetic material. Common abnormalities include Down Syndrome (Trisomy ...Read more


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Are chromosomal abnormalities, such as trisomy, confined to certain parts of the body?

Are chromosomal abnormalities, such as trisomy, confined to certain parts of the body?

Usually: The vast majority of trisomy patients will have the trisomy in every cell of their body. There is a small percentage that will be what is called a mosaic, where the trisomy effects a fraction of the cells. In theory the trisomy starts in one group of cells and continues to all that develop after the change, but another normal line also produces normal tissues. The amount affects the outcome. ...Read more

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What are the top reasons for getting chromosomal abnormalities?

What are the top reasons for getting chromosomal abnormalities?

THE absolute #1...: ...Most common chromosome abnormality is trisomy 21, or down's syndrome, and that is associated with advanced maternal age, becoming more common in pregnancies in women over 36. Preexisting abnormalities in parents is close second, toxins and radiation a very distant third, with a large number having no apparent cause. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of chromosomal abnormalities?

Usually none: During pregnancy there aren't usually any symptoms of chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus. Of course, miscarriage and stillbirth can be related to a chromosomal abnormality. ...Read more

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How do people treat chromosomal abnormalities?

Chromosomal Abnormal: Chromosomal abnormalities is a broad category. It means there is some gene or genes that are missing or extra. Depending on the particular chromosome affected is the kind of therapy needed. This usually is not something fixed but you can offer modalities to strengthen the weak areas. Usually physical therapy occupational therapy and speech. You work on the problems caused by the abnormality. ...Read more

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What chromosomal abnormalities only effect males?

What chromosomal abnormalities only effect males?

Males: Well, klinefelter's syndrome caused by an extra x chromosome only affects males. Extra y chromosomes only affect males. ...Read more

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What are some diseases that are the result of chromosomal abnormalities?

Aneuploidies.: Down syndrome (trisomy 21 - mongolism), edwards' syndrome (trisomy 18 - lethal), patau syndrome (trisomy 13 - lethal), turner syndrome (monosomy x), digeorge syndrome (microdeletion 22q11 - velocardiofacial syndrome), wolff-hirschhorn, cri-du-chat syndromes, etc. ...Read more