2q37 deletion syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Albright hereditary osteodystrophy-like syndrome
- Brachydactyly-Mental Retardation syndrome
- Chromosome 2q37 deletion syndrome
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2q37 deletion syndrome is caused by a deletion of genetic material from a specific region in the long (q) arm of chromosome 2. The deletion occurs near the end of the chromosome at a location designated 2q37. The size of the deletion varies among affected individuals. The signs and symptoms of this disorder are probably related to the loss of multiple genes in this region.
Last updated: 7/7/2011
- 2q37 deletion syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. April 2009; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/2q37-deletion-syndrome. Accessed 7/7/2011.