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An infant is noted to have epicanthal folds, a broad nasal bridge...

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asked Feb 16, 2014 in Pediatrics by Rajesh Bahara

An infant is noted to have epicanthal folds, a broad nasal bridge, a large tongue, small ears, hypertelorism, Brushfield spots, a single palmar crease on each hand, and a harsh holosystolic murmur. What is the most common cause of this syndrome?

a. Deletion in the short arm of chromosome 5

b. Maternal meiotic nondisjunction

c. Paternal meiotic nondisjunction

d. Robertsonian translocation

e. Triploidy

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b. Maternal meiotic nondisjunction
answered Feb 16, 2014 by Rajesh Bahara
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