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Common Chromosomal Disorders and Birth Defects

Down Syndrome
Trisomy 21
A chromosomal disorder that causes lifelong intellectual disability and developmental delays. In some cases, health problems such as heart defects, vision and hearing problems, blood disorders and epilepsy may occur.

Edwards Syndrome

Trisomy 18

A condition that causes severe developmental delays and abnormalities in the structure of the body. Trisomy 18 is often fatal by age 1.

Patau Syndrome

Trisomy 13

A chromosomal disorder caused by an extra copy of chromosome 13. It can cause severe neurological and heart defects which make if difficult for infants to survive. The exact cause of Patau Syndrome is not known. Most male fetuses do not survive until birth.

Spina Bifida

A birth defect that occurs when a portion of the neural tube fails to develop or close properly. This causes defects in the spinal cord and in the bones of the spine.

Abdominal Wall Defects

Birth defects in which the baby’s intestines or other abdominal organs stick through the belly button.