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Deletion 6q

Deletion 6q: Introduction

Deletion 6q: A rare chromosomal disorder where a part of the long arm (q) of chromosome 6 is deleted resulting in various abnormalities depending on the location and length of missing genetic material. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Deletion 6q is available below.

Symptoms of Deletion 6q

Treatments for Deletion 6q

  • 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, 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
  • more treatments...»

Causes of Deletion 6q

Read more about causes of Deletion 6q.

Prognosis for Deletion 6q

Prognosis for Deletion 6q: 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 Deletion 6q:

Deletion 6q is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Deletion 6q, or a subtype of Deletion 6q, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Deletion 6q as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Deletion 6q

  1. Deletion 6q: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Prognosis

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