Learn About Chromosome 18p Deletion

What is the definition of Chromosome 18p Deletion?
Chromosome 18p deletion is a chromosome abnormality that occurs when there is a missing (deleted) copy of genetic material on the short arm (p) of chromosome 18. The severity and symptoms depend on the size and location of the deletion and which genes are involved. Symptoms may include developmental delay, intellectual disability, behavioral problems and distinctive facial features. 18p deletions may be inherited from a parent carrying a balanced chromosome rearrangement (which usually causes no health problemss) or may occur accidentally during the formation of the egg or sperm cells, or shortly after the egg and sperm join together.
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What are the alternative names for Chromosome 18p Deletion?
  • Chromosome 18p deletion
  • 18p-
  • Monosomy 18p
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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