Mosaicism

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Mosaicism is caused by an error in the process of dividing body cells, known as Mitosis.

The complication causes the number of chromosomes to double to 92 before splitting back down to 46.

It’s a rare form of Down syndrome which results in an extra copy of chromosome 21.

Symptoms include elongation of the skull, wider and deeper set eyes, upturned nose, brain malfunction, kidney and cardiac abnormalities, absent malformed kneecap and a highly arched or cleft palate.

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