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Chromosome 17 deletion: A rare genetic disorder where deletion genetic material from chromosome 17 causes various abnormalities. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the size and location of the genetic material that is deleted. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chromosome 17 deletion is available below.
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Prognosis for Chromosome 17 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 17 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 17 deletion, or a subtype of Chromosome 17 deletion,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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