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Chromosome 8 deletion: A rare chromosomal disorder where there is only one copy of the genetic material of part of chromosome 8 rather than the normal two which results in various abnormalities. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount and exact location of the genetic material that is missing. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chromosome 8 deletion is available below.
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Prognosis for Chromosome 8 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 8 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 8 deletion, or a subtype of Chromosome 8 deletion,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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