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What is Monosomy 20p?

What is Monosomy 20p?

  • Monosomy 20p: A rare chromosomal disorder where the short arm (p) of chromosome 20 is deleted 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.

Monosomy 20p is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Monosomy 20p, or a subtype of Monosomy 20p, 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 20p as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Monosomy 20p: Introduction

Types of Monosomy 20p:

Broader types of Monosomy 20p:

How serious is Monosomy 20p?

Prognosis of Monosomy 20p: 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.

What causes Monosomy 20p?

Causes of Monosomy 20p: see causes of Monosomy 20p

What are the symptoms of Monosomy 20p?

Symptoms of Monosomy 20p: see symptoms of Monosomy 20p

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Monosomy 20p: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Monosomy 20p.
Treatments for Monosomy 20p: see treatments for Monosomy 20p

Name and Aliases of Monosomy 20p

Main name of condition: Monosomy 20p

Other names or spellings for Monosomy 20p:

Chromosome 20, deletion 20p, Deletion 20p
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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