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Chromosome 8 deletion

Chromosome 8 deletion: Introduction

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.

Symptoms of Chromosome 8 deletion

Treatments for Chromosome 8 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 8 deletion

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Prognosis for Chromosome 8 deletion

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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Definitions of Chromosome 8 deletion:

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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  1. Chromosome 8 deletion: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Prognosis

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