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Chromosome 21q deletion syndrome

Chromosome 21q deletion syndrome: Introduction

Chromosome 21q deletion syndrome: A rare genetic disorder where a portion of the genetic material from the long arm of chromosome 21 is missing. The symptoms or severity may vary somewhat between patients. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chromosome 21q deletion syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Chromosome 21q deletion syndrome

Treatments for Chromosome 21q deletion syndrome

  • Treatment varies depending on the type and severity of symptom that develop. Most individuals have a range of medical problems which require evaluation and treatment from a range of specialists such as paediatricians, neurologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, special education teachers etc
  • Surgery may be needed to correct defects or abnormalities e.g. heart defects, cleft palate
  • 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 21q deletion syndrome

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Prognosis for Chromosome 21q deletion syndrome

Prognosis for Chromosome 21q deletion syndrome: The prognosis varies depending on the type and severity of symptoms that develop. However, death usually occurs within a year of birth. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment can improve prognosis and quality of life.

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Definitions of Chromosome 21q deletion syndrome:

Deletion of the long arm of chromosome 21 with mental retardation and multiple craniofacial, skeletal, and other anomalies. The phenotype shares common characteristics with the monosomy 21 syndrome. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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