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Chromosome 18 deletion syndrome

Chromosome 18 deletion syndrome: Introduction

Chromosome 18 deletion syndrome: A rare chromosomal disorder where a portion of chromosome 18 is missing. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chromosome 18 deletion syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Chromosome 18 deletion syndrome

Treatments for Chromosome 18 deletion syndrome

  • Treatment varies considerable depending on the type and severity of symptom that develop
  • Surgery may be needed to correct defects or abnormalities e.g. heart defects, skull and facial abnormalities
  • Access to programs and services as required e.g. physical therapy, speech therapy, educational support, social, vocational and medical services
  • Various other symptomatic and supportive measures
  • Genetic counseling and joining a support group is recommended
  • more treatments...»

Causes of Chromosome 18 deletion syndrome

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Less Common Symptoms of Chromosome 18 deletion syndrome

Prognosis for Chromosome 18 deletion syndrome

Prognosis for Chromosome 18 deletion syndrome: The prognosis varies considerably 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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Definitions of Chromosome 18 deletion syndrome:

Chromosome 18 deletion syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Chromosome 18 deletion syndrome, or a subtype of Chromosome 18 deletion syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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