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Chromosome 8p duplication syndrome

Chromosome 8p duplication syndrome: Introduction

Chromosome 8p duplication syndrome: A rare chromosomal disorder where the short arm (p) of chromosome 8 is duplicated resulting in three copies instead of two. The type and severity of symptoms depends on the location and length of genetic material duplicated. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chromosome 8p duplication syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Chromosome 8p duplication syndrome

Treatments for Chromosome 8p duplication 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
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Causes of Chromosome 8p duplication syndrome

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Prognosis for Chromosome 8p duplication syndrome

Prognosis for Chromosome 8p duplication 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 duplication syndrome:

Duplication of the short arm of chromosome 8, either de novo or resulting from parental translocation, associated with craniofacial defects (high forehead, frontal or parietal bossing, carp mouth, full cheeks, and round face), brevicollis with redundant skin folds, mental retardation, and other abnormalities. Phenotypic expression is related to the length of the duplicated segment. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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