Trisomy 17 mosaicism
Other Names for this Disease
- Chromosome 17 duplication
- Chromosome 17 trisomy
- Chromosome 17, trisomy
- Chromosome 17, trisomy mosaicism
- Mosaic trisomy 17
Your QuestionMy wife and I had a child born with trisomy 17 mosaicism. Since then, we have had two healthy children. What is known about this chromosomal abnormality? I can't seem to find any information that is easy to read or find. When our child was born about 20 years ago, we where told that there had only been 7 live births and none had lived past 4 years of age.
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- What is trisomy 17 mosaicism?
- What signs and symptoms have been observed in individuals diagnosed with trisomy 17 mosaicism?
- What causes trisomy 17 mosaicism?
- How can I locate additional cases of trisomy 17 mosaicism that have been documented in the medical literature?
- How might be able to locate additional information as well as support resources for trisomy 17 mosaicism?
To read more about trisomy mosaicism, visit the following links from the Medical Genetics Department at the University of British Columbia in Canada.
You can find relevant journal articles on trisomy 17 mosaicism through a service called PubMed, a searchable database of medical literature. Information on finding an article and its title, authors, and publishing details is listed here. Some articles are available as a complete document, while information on other studies is available as a summary abstract. To obtain the full article, contact a medical/university library (or your local library for interlibrary loan), or order it online using the following link. Using "trisomy 17 mosaicism[ti]" as your search term should locate articles. To narrow your search, click on the “Limits” tab under the search box and specify your criteria for locating more relevant articles. Click here to view a search.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Web site has a page for locating libraries in your area that can provide direct access to these journals (print or online). The Web page also describes how you can get these articles through interlibrary loan and Loansome Doc (an NLM document-ordering service). You can access this page at the following link http://nnlm.gov/members/. You can also contact the NLM toll-free at 888-346-3656 to locate libraries in your area.