What is Triploidy?
Triploid syndrome or Triploidy, is a rare chromosomal defect which is caused by an entire extra set of chromosomes. The normal
human genome is made up of 46 chromosomes, 23 pairs inherited from the mother and 23 pairs from the father. When and entire
extra set of chromosomes is present, it causes Triploidy. Normally, triploidy is incompatible with life, and miscarriage occurs.
However, those that survive until birth will have multiple birth defects.
For more information on Triploidy please visit these sites:
Healthline Networks, Inc By Kathleen A. Fergus MS, CGCThomson Gale, Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic
Disorders Part II, 2005
Triploid syndrome Rightdiagnosis.com: Health Grades Inc.
Pediatric Pathology Cases - Triploidy Syndrome University of Rochester Medical Center
Triploidy – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Prime Health Channel