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Chromosome 22q deletion

Chromosome 22q deletion: Introduction

Chromosome 22q deletion: A rare genetic disorder where a portion of the genetic material from the long arm of chromosome 22 is missing. The symptoms or severity may vary somewhat between patients. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chromosome 22q deletion is available below.

Symptoms of Chromosome 22q deletion

Treatments for Chromosome 22q deletion

  • 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...»

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Chromosome 22q deletion: Complications

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Causes of Chromosome 22q deletion

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Disease Topics Related To Chromosome 22q deletion

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Prognosis for Chromosome 22q deletion

Prognosis for Chromosome 22q deletion: 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 22q deletion:

Chromosome 22q 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 22q deletion, or a subtype of Chromosome 22q deletion, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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  5. Complications
  6. Prognosis
 

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