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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.
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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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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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