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Chromosome 18p minus syndrome

Chromosome 18p minus syndrome: Introduction

Chromosome 18p minus syndrome: A rare genetic disorder where a portion of the genetic material from the short arm of chromosome18 is missing. The symptoms or severity may vary somewhat between patients. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chromosome 18p minus syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Chromosome 18p minus syndrome

Treatments for Chromosome 18p minus 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 18p minus syndrome

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Prognosis for Chromosome 18p minus syndrome

Prognosis for Chromosome 18p minus syndrome: The prognosis varies depending on the type and severity of symptoms that develop. Most cases have a reasonable prognosis except for those with severe brain defects such as holoprosencephaly. Most patients suffer mild to severe mental retardation. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment can improve prognosis and quality of life.

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