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Chromosomal Abnormalities and Infertility
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2023 (Open) Submit Now
Elisavet Kouvidi, PhD
Genesis Genoma Lab, Genetic Diagnosis, Clinical Genetics & Research, Athens, Greece
Research interests: cytogenetics, chromosomes, infertility, IVF.
About This Topic
Infertility is defined as the failure of a couple to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Approximately 1 in 6 couples face infertility problems worldwide. Chromosomal abnormalities (numerical or structural) are one of the most common genetic causes of infertility and their incidence in couples with infertility could reach 15% significantly higher than in the general population. The most common numerical chromosomal abnormalities in couples with infertility are Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY) in males and Turner syndrome (45,Χ0) in females. A frequent finding is the low-level X chromosome aneuploidy in a mosaic form in women of advanced age, which should be taken into consideration when counselling couples. Structural abnormalities include balanced (reciprocal or Robertsonian) translocations and inversions and although carriers have a normal phenotype, they have a high risk of producing abnormal embryos. Carriers of a chromosomal abnormality should be offered genetic counselling by a geneticist to help them understand the specific finding and propose available options, such as prenatal or preimplantation testing.
I would like to invite you to contribute to the Special Issue entitled “Chromosomal Abnormalities and Infertility”. Original research papers, reviews, editorial, short communications, case reports and perspectives are all welcome for submission.
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