Prenatal Diagnosis of Uniparental Disomy in Cases of Rare Autosomal Trisomies Detected Using Noninvasive Prenatal Test: A Case of Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Hong DK, Park JE, Kang KM, et al. Diagnostics (Basel). 2023;13(4):580. Published 2023 Feb 4. doi:10.3390/diagnostics13040580. Open Access: Learn more

Tags: Case Report / Case Series, 2023, South Korea, RAAs

  • “Overall, six cases were diagnosed with RATs. There was a suspicion of trisomies of chromosomes 7, 8, and 15 in two cases each. However, these cases were confirmed to have a normal karyotype using amniocentesis. In one of six cases, PWS [Prader-Willi syndrome] caused by maternal UPD 15 was diagnosed using MS-PCR and MS-MLPA. We propose that in cases where RAT is detected by NIPT, UPD should be considered following trisomy rescue. Even if amniocentesis confirms a normal karyotype, UPD testing (such as MS-PCR and MS-MLPA) should be recommended for accurate assessment, as an accurate diagnosis can lead to appropriate genetic counseling and improved overall pregnancy management.”