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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.
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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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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)
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