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1 { POLYDACTYLY By: Maria and Rhyannon

2 Polydactyly is a Genetic disorder of the seventh chromosome which results in extra fingers or toes. Polydactyly actually means “Extra Digits.” WHAT IS IT?

3 There aren’t necessarily symptoms that come with the disorder other than the obvious extra fingers and toes. Symptoms and Prognosis

4 It is very easy to tell if you have this disorder… Count your fingers and toes. If you have more than ten toes or fingers, you probably have Polydactyly. Diagnosis

5 Polydactyly comes in two different forms. One, Postaxial is the addition of a toe or finger that is easy to miss. Preaxial is a growth of another finger or toe attached to an existing finger or toe. Two Forms

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7 Postaxial

8 Preaxial

9 Polydactyly can occur by itself as a mutation. It is also a disorder that is passed from parent to child. When it is inherited, it is known as an Autosomal dominant gene. The disorder is located on one of the short legs of chromosome 7 How is it inherited?

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12 You only need to get the abnormal gene from one parent in order to inherit the disease. One of the parents may often have the disease. Autosomal Dominant

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14 There are no test to tell you whether or not you are a carrier. If you have the disease, then you are a carrier. There are no cures for this disorder. The only treatment is surgical removal. Tests, Cures, and Treatment.

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16 Some races and genders are more likely to get Polydactyly than others. White Male- 3.3/1000 births White Female- 0.6/1000 births Black Male- 13.5/1000 births Black Female- 11.1/1000 Statistically Speaking…

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18 Discovery Polydactyly was discovered by Tyler Steven Hayden

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20  Hound Dog Taylor- American blues singer and guitarist.  Sid Wilson- Of Slipknot  Antonio Alfonseca- Major league relief pitcher for Teams such as Phillies, Rangers, and the Braves.  Gemma Christina Arerton- an English Actor Celebrities with Polydactyly

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