Deletion 18q: Introduction
Deletion 18q: A rare chromosomal disorder where a portion of chromosome 18 is missing. 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 Deletion 18q is available below.
Symptoms of Deletion 18q
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symptoms of Deletion 18q
Treatments for Deletion 18q
- 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, undescended testes, cleft palate
- 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
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Causes of Deletion 18q
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Less Common Symptoms of Deletion 18q
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occasional symptoms of Deletion 18q
Prognosis for Deletion 18q
Prognosis for Deletion 18q:
The prognosis varies depending on the type and severity of symptoms that develop - some patients have a reasonable prognosis whereas others suffer severe handicap. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment can improve prognosis and quality of life.
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Definitions of Deletion 18q:
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Deletion 18q as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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