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Deletion 8q: A rare chromosomal disorder involving deletion of the long arm (q) of chromosome 8 resulting in various abnormalities. 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 8q is available below.
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Prognosis for Deletion 8q: 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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Deletion 8q is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Deletion 8q, or a subtype of Deletion 8q,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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