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Prenat Diagn. 2001 Oct;21(10):860-3.

Maternal UPD 20 in an infant from a pregnancy with mosaic trisomy 20.

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  • 1Division of Genetics, Evanston Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School, Evanston, IL 60201, USA.


Maternal uniparental disomy (UPD) 20 was found in a 35-month-old girl, the product of a pregnancy complicated by a prenatal diagnosis of mosaic trisomy 20. Phenotypic abnormalities included pre- and postnatal growth failure, microcephaly, minor dysmorphic features and psychomotor developmental delay. Chromosomal analysis on cord blood revealed only a normal 46,XX karyotype. Microsatellite analysis of 27 chromosome 20 loci confirmed maternal UPD for all 11 informative markers. Maternal heterodisomy was detected in two and maternal isodisomy in three loci. In the remaining six loci, a non-informative maternal UPD pattern was displayed, as mother and proband are homozygous for the same allele. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of maternal disomy 20 with normal karyotype ascertained by a mosaic trisomy 20 pregnancy.

Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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