Print friendly version
22q11.2 duplication syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- 22q11.2 duplication
- 22q11.2 microduplication syndrome
- Chromosome 22q11.2 duplication syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.
22q11.2 duplication syndrome is a condition caused by an extra copy of a small piece of chromosome 22. The features of this condition vary widely, even among members of the same family. Affected individuals may have developmental delay, intellectual disability, slow growth leading to short stature, and weak muscle tone (hypotonia). Many people with the condition have no apparent physical or intellectual disabilities. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, with about 70 percent of affected individuals inheriting the condition from a parent. In other cases it occurs as a de novo mutation (new genetic change) in an individual; however, individuals with a de novo mutation can can pass the duplication to their children.
- 22q11.2 duplication. Genetics Home Reference. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/22q112-duplication. Accessed May 10, 2011.
On this page
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on 22q11.2 duplication syndrome. Click on the link to go to GHR and review the information.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge. Click on the link to read information on this topic.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss 22q11.2 duplication syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- The The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss 22q11.2 duplication syndrome. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.