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Deletion 8q

Deletion 8q: Introduction

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.

Symptoms of Deletion 8q

Treatments for Deletion 8q

  • 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
  • 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 8q

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Prognosis for Deletion 8q

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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Definitions of Deletion 8q:

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)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Deletion 8q as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Deletion 8q

  1. Deletion 8q: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Prognosis

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