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Can x-rays during early fetal development cause defects related to an extra chromosome?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Chromosome defects exist in the fertilized egg after conception.
You do not acquire it later during fetal development.

In brief: No

Chromosome defects exist in the fertilized egg after conception.
You do not acquire it later during fetal development.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology

In brief: Unlikely

The rate of fetal abnormalities in patients who received xray or a single ct in pregnancy are comparable to the rates of the same abnormality in the population at large (with no radiation exposure).
Radiation dose is cumulative so limiting further exposure during pregnancy is wise.

In brief: Unlikely

The rate of fetal abnormalities in patients who received xray or a single ct in pregnancy are comparable to the rates of the same abnormality in the population at large (with no radiation exposure).
Radiation dose is cumulative so limiting further exposure during pregnancy is wise.
Dr. Amy Levine
Dr. Amy Levine
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