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If kayotyping is done, wht kind of birth defects can be diagnosed and prevented? If chance of birth defects is found, can that be avoided by treatment

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Limited benefit

Karyotyping will certainly pick up the main abnormalities in number of chromosomes.
With an extended level of profaze banding some lesser anomalies can be detected.However, normal chromosome studies does not eliminate all possible birth defect.When detected, the study permits awareness of the expected problems.No treatment can fix a chromosome defect.

In brief: Limited benefit

Karyotyping will certainly pick up the main abnormalities in number of chromosomes.
With an extended level of profaze banding some lesser anomalies can be detected.However, normal chromosome studies does not eliminate all possible birth defect.When detected, the study permits awareness of the expected problems.No treatment can fix a chromosome defect.
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