Mosaic trisomy 8
Other Names for this Disease
- Mosaic trisomy chromosome 8
- Trisomy 8 mosaicism
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Because mosaic trisomy 8 affects many different areas of the body, medical management often involves a team of doctors and other healthcare professionals. Treatment for mosaic trisomy 8 varies depending on the signs and symptoms present in each individual. For example, for individuals with delays in motor skills such as walking, physical therapy or occupational therapy may be helpful. Early intervention and special education may be recommended depending on the degree of intellectual disability. If present, cleft palate, cardiac malformations, and kidney malformations may need to be surgically repaired. Other surgeries and interventions may be needed depending on the nature and severity of the other features and their symptoms.
Last updated: 5/24/2016
- Trisomy 8 Mosaicism. Unique. 2012; http://www.rarechromo.org/information/Chromosome%20%208/Trisomy%208%20Mosaicism%20FTNW.pdf. Accessed 5/24/2016.