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Klinefelter's: This link has some great information about klinefelters: http://trisomydisorders.Wordpress.Com/2008/10/30/trisomy-23/. ...Read more
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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Sure!: Non-invasive tests such as maternit21 can now reliably predict the birth of an infant with down syndrome or other trisomy syndromes such as patau and edwards; this method has not risk for the pregnancy, as it is performed on maternal blood (contains fetal dna). Invasive prenatal diagnosis techniques can also arrive at the same information by sampling fetal/placental tissues (amniocentesis, cvs). ...Read more
How to know if certain people are more likely to get trisomy number 13 patau syndrome than others?
I heard that certain people are more likely to get trisomy number 13 patau syndrome than others, why is that?
Child of older mom: Increasing maternal age increases the risk for chromosome disorders, highlighted by trisomy 21 (down syndrome) but applying to rarer trisomies like the trisomy 13 causing patau syndrome (1 in 8000 births or so). Risks for trisomy increase gradually with maternal age, going from <1 in 2000 under 30 to ~ 1 in 50 over age 40, with age 35 arbitrarily set as high risk (~1 in 200). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer