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What is trisomy 22?

What is trisomy 22?

Trisomy 22: Trisomy is a big word that really only means three copies. Trisomy 22 means three copies of chromosome 22. Trisomy 22 causes many spontaneous pregnancy losses. If a fetus has trisomy 22 it rarely survives into the second or third trimester. If born alive, the newborn usually dies. ...Read more

Trisomy (Definition)

Ordinary chromosomal traits require a pair of chromosomes to determine the traits. Occasionally, as a mistake in cellular division, there is a tripling of one of the chromosomes. When these occur, they usually cause unpleasant, and sometimes deadly conditions in the inheritor of these traits (e.g. Down's). Many we do not know about as they are ...Read more


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Can trisomy 16 and trisomy 22 come from sperm?

Can trisomy 16 and trisomy 22 come from sperm?

Rarely: Most trisomy is due to lack of separation of chromosomes in the maternal gamete (egg). Rarely is trisomy of paternal origin although in downs syndrome, trisomy 21, it occurs in about 5-10%% of cases. Usually, trisomy in sperm results in a selective disadvantage and the sperm rarely compete to fertilize the egg. Trisomy 16 usually results in miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is this trisomy 22 caused from one of the parents havinga genetic disorder?

Is this trisomy 22 caused from one of the parents havinga genetic disorder?

Can Be: Sometimes it may be the result of abnormal parental chromosomes, sometimes it is spontaneous.Are you rferring to trisomy 21 or down's syndrome? ...Read more

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Hx of 4 diagnosed chromosomal pregnancies in a row trisomy 22, 18, 13 & mono 21. I'm 39 yrs old. Is there hope of a normal pregnancy using my own eggs?

Hx of 4 diagnosed chromosomal pregnancies in a row trisomy 22, 18, 13 & mono 21. I'm 39 yrs old. Is there hope of a normal pregnancy using my own eggs?

Hope yes, but..: Remember, the ancient greeks said that hope was the last evil in pandora's box.. Your history sounds horrible and I am very sorry. There is always a chance of normal pregnancy with your own eggs, however i would recommend genetic counseling and ivf with preimplantation genetic diagnosis in your case (or donor eggs). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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What is trisomy 23? Whats the official name for it?

What is trisomy 23? Whats the official name for it?

Klinefelter's: This link has some great information about klinefelters: http://trisomydisorders.Wordpress.Com/2008/10/30/trisomy-23/. ...Read more

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What is patau syndrome, a trisomy?

What is patau syndrome, a trisomy?

Trisomy 13: Patau syndrome is also called trisomy 13. It occurs when a baby has 3 copies of the number 13 chromosome instead of the usual 2 copies. It causes severe physical problems and most babies with trisomy 13 die before birth or within the first year after birth. It usually happens because of an accident which occurs when the egg is fertilized, and occurs more commonly as mothers get older. ...Read more

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What are the effects of trisomy 17 ?

What are the effects of trisomy 17 ?

See below: It's a rare genetic disorder where duplication of genetic material from chromosome 17 causes various abnormalities. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the size and location of the genetic material that is duplicated. Possible symptoms: •impaired intelligence •developmental delay •reduced muscle tone •various facial anomalies •short stature. ...Read more

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What is another name for trisomy 21?

What is another name for trisomy 21?

Down Syndrome: This syndrome was named for j langdon down, a physician who ran a foundling hospital in britain many years ago. He wrote up one of the first recognized descriptions of the common features of the syndrome published in a medical journal. ...Read more

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How can you treat Down syndrome (trisomy 21)?

How can you treat Down syndrome (trisomy 21)?

Supportively: Down syndrome itself does not need to be treated however certain conditions that can go along with ds should be managed and prevented if possible. These include monitoring for disturbances in growth and obesity, getting a cardiac workup to evaluate the heart function, have hearing and vision testing, check thyroid function, monitor the blood yearly for abnormal blood counts, good dental hygiene. ...Read more

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What are the differences between trisomy 21 and xxx?

What are the differences between trisomy 21 and xxx?

Completely different: Down syndrome (trisomy 21) is characterized by varying degrees of neurodevelopmental delay (mild to severe) propensity for dementia at early age and heart/blood disorders, but may have a near normal life span. Extra chromosome x is usually very mild condition; affected females tend to be tall and have relatively small heads and minimal decrease in their verbal and performance iq scores. ...Read more