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Chromosome 13q deletion

Chromosome 13q deletion: Introduction

Chromosome 13q deletion: 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 Chromosome 13q deletion is available below.

Symptoms of Chromosome 13q deletion

Treatments for Chromosome 13q deletion

  • 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 Chromosome 13q deletion

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Less Common Symptoms of Chromosome 13q deletion

Prognosis for Chromosome 13q deletion

Prognosis for Chromosome 13q 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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Definitions of Chromosome 13q deletion:

Chromosome 13q 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 13q deletion, or a subtype of Chromosome 13q deletion, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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  1. Chromosome 13q deletion: Introduction
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  4. Treatments
  5. Prognosis

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