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Deletion 13q

Deletion 13q: Introduction

Deletion 13q: A rare chromosomal disorder where the long arm (q) of chromosome 13 is deleted resulting in various physical, neurological and developmental abnormalities. The type and severity of symptoms is determined by the amount and location of the deleted genetic material. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Deletion 13q is available below.

Symptoms of Deletion 13q

Treatments for Deletion 13q

  • Treatment varies depending on the type and severity of symptom that develop
  • Surgery may be needed to correct defects or abnormalities e.g. heart defects, facial abnormalities
  • Access to programs and services as required e.g. physical therapy, speech therapy, educational support, social, vocational and medical services
  • Various symptomatic and supportive measures as required
  • Genetic counseling and joining a support group is recommended
  • more treatments...»

Causes of Deletion 13q

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Less Common Symptoms of Deletion 13q

Prognosis for Deletion 13q

Prognosis for Deletion 13q: The prognosis varies depending on the type and severity of symptoms that develop. Patients can survive into adulthood but severe mental retardation is a prominent feature. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment can improve prognosis and quality of life.

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Definitions of Deletion 13q:

Deletion 13q is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Deletion 13q, or a subtype of Deletion 13q, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Deletion 13q as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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  5. Prognosis
 

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