Other Names for this Disease
- Triploid syndrome
- Triploidy syndrome
- Chromosome triploidy syndrome
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chromosome abnormality that occurs when there is an extra set of chromosomes present in each cell. Most pregnancies affected by triploidy are lost through early miscarriage. However, reports exist of some affected babies living up to five months. Those that survive are often mosaic. The signs and symptoms associated with triploidy vary but may include a variety of birth defects and an unusually small size. This condition does not run in families and is not associated with maternal or paternal age. Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person.Triploidy is a
Last updated: 10/11/2015
- Triploid Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders. 2003; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/triploid-syndrome/.
- Stanislawa Weremowicz, PhD. Congenital cytogenetic abnormalities. UpToDate. November 2014; Accessed 10/11/2015.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- Unique is a source of information and support to families and individuals affected by rare chromosome disorders. Click on the link to view information about triploidy.