Symptoms of Chromosomal Abnormalities
Symptoms are the result of problems in the genetic structure of a baby’s chromosomes, the “packages” of genes and other DNA found in the nucleus of a cell.
There are many different types of syndromes that are the result of a chromosomal abnormality, and each has its own specific symptoms. However, most children with chromosomal abnormalities have ]]>mental retardation]]> , learning disabilities, or behavioral problems.
Another symptom of chromosomal abnormality in a couple attempting to conceive is at least two spontaneous abortions. Talk to your healthcare provider about conducting an investigation of your chromosomes. This investigation comes back normal 95% of the time. If the results are not normal, you and your partner should meet with a human geneticist since this is an ever changing field.
Chromosomal abnormalities. March of Dimes website. Available at: http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1209.asp . Accessed September 5, 2005.
Chromosomal abnormalities. The Merck Manual website. Available at: http://www.merck.com/mrkshared/mmanual/section19/chapter261/261l.jsp . Accessed September 4, 2005.
Last reviewed September 2009 by ]]>J. Thomas Megerian, MD, PhD, FAAP]]>
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