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Chromosome 9p deletion syndrome

Chromosome 9p deletion syndrome: Introduction

Chromosome 9p deletion syndrome: A rare genetic disorder where a portion of the genetic material from the short arm of chromosome 9 is missing. The symptoms or severity may vary somewhat between patients. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chromosome 9p deletion syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Chromosome 9p deletion syndrome

Treatments for Chromosome 9p 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 9p deletion syndrome

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Prognosis for Chromosome 9p deletion syndrome

Prognosis for Chromosome 9p 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. Patients can survive into adulthood but mental conditions are prevalent.

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Definitions of Chromosome 9p deletion syndrome:

Partial deletion of the short arm of chromosome 9 with mental retardation, craniofacial anomalies, abnormal dermatoglyphics, short and webbed neck, heart murmurs, square nails, and other defects. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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