Mosaic trisomy 8

Treatment

Is there a treatment(s) for mosaic trisomy 8?

Mosaic trisomy 8 cannot be cured. However, there are treatments and supportive therapies that can be offered for the individual symptoms of mosaic trisomy 8. For example, surgery may be needed at birth to repair a cleft palate or a heart problem. If a person with mosaic trisomy 8 has stiff joints, they may benefit from physical and occupational therapy.

Speak to a medical geneticist to learn more about the management of mosaic trisomy 8.

References
  • https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/5359/mosaic-trisomy-8/resources/1
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Are there other organ specific treatments or symptom specific concomitant treatments for mosaic trisomy 8?

Are there other organ specific treatments or symptom specific concomitant treatments for mosaic trisomy 8?

Some of the symptoms of mosaic trisomy 8 can be treated. For example, surgery may be needed at birth to repair a cleft palate or a heart problem. If a person with mosaic trisomy 8 has stiff joints, they may benefit from physical and occupational therapy to improve movement. If a person is diagnosed with intellectual disability, people with mosaic trisomy 8 may need to be in special classes and have an individualized Education Plan (IEP) to supplement their education. It may also be possible to control seizure activity through medication.

Speak to a medical geneticist to learn more about the management of mosaic trisomy 8.

References
  • https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/5359/mosaic-trisomy-8/resources/9

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