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What are some common chromosome abnormalities?

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In brief: Down Syndrome

Trisomies (3 instead of 2 of a certain chromosome) are most common.
Down is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21. Patients usually have lower iq, shortened lifespans and specific facial and anatomic features. Edwards syndrome involves an extra copy of 18. The most common in utero is 16, though spontaneous miscarriage rates are very high. Patau syndrome (extra 13) also has a high mortality.

In brief: Down Syndrome

Trisomies (3 instead of 2 of a certain chromosome) are most common.
Down is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21. Patients usually have lower iq, shortened lifespans and specific facial and anatomic features. Edwards syndrome involves an extra copy of 18. The most common in utero is 16, though spontaneous miscarriage rates are very high. Patau syndrome (extra 13) also has a high mortality.
Dr. Robert Donato
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: See below

Turner's syndrome, down's syndrome, trisomy 18 are some of the more commonly diagnosed chromosome problems.

In brief: See below

Turner's syndrome, down's syndrome, trisomy 18 are some of the more commonly diagnosed chromosome problems.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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