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Duplication 12q: A rare chromosomal disorder where there are three copies of the long arm (q) of chromosome 12 rather than the normal two resulting in various abnormalities. In most cases, death occurs during infancy. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount and exact location of the genetic material that is duplicated. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Duplication 12q is available below.
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Prognosis for Duplication 12q: The prognosis varies depending on the type and severity of symptoms that develop. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment can improve prognosis and quality of life.
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Duplication 12q is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Duplication 12q, or a subtype of Duplication 12q,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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