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Chromosome 13q deletion: A rare chromosomal disorder where the long arm (q) of chromosome 13 is deleted resulting in various physical, neurological and developmental abnormalities. The type and severity of symptoms is determined by the amount and location of the deleted genetic material. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chromosome 13q deletion is available below.
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Prognosis for Chromosome 13q deletion: The prognosis varies depending on the type and severity of symptoms that develop. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment can improve prognosis and quality of life.
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Chromosome 13q deletion is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Chromosome 13q deletion, or a subtype of Chromosome 13q deletion,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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