ERIC Number: ED191239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Autosomal Chromosome Abnormality: A Cause of Birth Defects.
Intended for parents and professionals, the book explains chromosome abnormalities in lay terms and discusses the relationship of specific conditions to birth defects. Chromosomal abnormalities are defined and factors in diagnosis and recurrence are discussed. Normal chromosome reproduction processes are covered while such numerical abnormalities as mosaicism and such structural defects as deletions, translocations, and inversions are explained. Diagnosis, especially prenatal detection, is considered in detail. The final section relates chromosome abnormalities to a range of difficulties associated with birth defects. Resources (volunteer, parent, and information agencies) are discussed. The book concludes with photographs of children with chromosome abnormalities and excerpts of interviews with parents. (CL)
Descriptors: Children, Clinical Diagnosis, Congenital Impairments, Down Syndrome, Etiology, Genetics, Intervention, Medical Services, Parent Role, Prenatal Influences
University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, Crippled Children's Division, Genetics Clinic, P.O. Box 574, Portland, OR 97207 ($7.95)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Portland. Health Sciences Center.