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Monosomy 18 mosaicism

Monosomy 18 mosaicism: Introduction

Monosomy 18 mosaicism: An extremely rare chromosomal disorder where only some of the body's cells have one copy of chromosome 18 instead of the normal two. The severity and type of symptoms varies depending on how many and which body cells are affected. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Monosomy 18 mosaicism is available below.

Symptoms of Monosomy 18 mosaicism

Treatments for Monosomy 18 mosaicism

  • Treatment varies depending on the type and severity of symptom that develop
  • Surgery may be needed to correct defects or abnormalities e.g. cleft palate
  • Access to programs and services as required e.g. 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 Monosomy 18 mosaicism

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Prognosis for Monosomy 18 mosaicism

Prognosis for Monosomy 18 mosaicism: 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 Monosomy 18 mosaicism:

Monosomy 18 mosaicism is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Monosomy 18 mosaicism, or a subtype of Monosomy 18 mosaicism, 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 Monosomy 18 mosaicism as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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  1. Monosomy 18 mosaicism: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Prognosis

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