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Chromosome 12p deletion: A rare chromosomal disorder where there is a deletion of the short arm (p) of chromosome 12 resulting in various abnormalities. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount and exact location of the genetic material that is deleted. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chromosome 12p deletion is available below.
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Prognosis for Chromosome 12p deletion: 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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Chromosome 12p deletion is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Chromosome 12p deletion, or a subtype of Chromosome 12p deletion,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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