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Chromosome 8p deletion syndrome

Chromosome 8p deletion syndrome: Introduction

Chromosome 8p deletion syndrome: A rare chromosomal disorder involving deletion of the short arm (p) of chromosome 8 resulting in various abnormalities. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chromosome 8p deletion syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Chromosome 8p deletion syndrome

Treatments for Chromosome 8p 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, hernia
  • 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 8p deletion syndrome

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Prognosis for Chromosome 8p deletion syndrome

Prognosis for Chromosome 8p deletion syndrome: The prognosis varies depending on the type and severity of symptoms that develop - patients with her defects or other severe problems will tend to have a poorer prognosis. Survivors tend to have at least some degree of mental retardation. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment can improve prognosis and quality of life.

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Definitions of Chromosome 8p deletion syndrome:

Deletion of the short arm of chromosome 8 postnatal growth retardation, microcephaly, subnormal mentality, epicanthal folds, malformed ears, brevicollis, widely spread nipples, heart defects, and other abnormalities. Congenital spherocytic anemia may occur. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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