:: Volume 6, Issue 1 (January 2020) ::
RABMS 2020, 6(1): 14-17 Back to browse issues page
A 15;15 Translocation in a couple with Repeated Abortions: Case report
Aazam Ahmadi shadmehri, Javad Tavakkoly Bazzaz, Mojtaba Darbouy, Mohammad Amin Tabatabaiefar
Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran 5 Pediatric Inherited Diseases Research Center, Research Institute for Primordial Prevention of Non‐Communicable Disease, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran , mamintab@yahoo.co.uk
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Carriers of structural chromosomal rearrangements such as Robertsonian or reciprocal translocations have an increased risk of spontaneous abortion and producing offspring with genetic abnormalities. Robertsonian translocations are present in 0.1% of the general population and 1% of the infertile population. Two types of Robertsonian translocations occur more frequently than all others, being 45,XX,rob(13;14)(q10;q10) and 45,XX,rob(14;21)(q10;q10) respectively. The history of repeated abortions could be the outcome of unbalanced gametes (either monosomy or trisomy) resulting during the meiotic segregation of the balanced heterozygote female carrier.
In the present report, uncommon Robertsonian translocation in a couple with spontaneous repeated abortions is reported. Cytogenetic analysis of a couple revealed the presence of 45, XY, t (15; 15) (10q; 10q) chromosomal constitution in the male partner.
The cytogenetic analysis of couples with repeated abortions is obligatory to identify any probable chromosomal aberrations. As far as we know this is the first instance reported in Iran.
Keywords: Carrier, Chromosomal rearrangements, Robertsonian translocations, Abortion
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