16p11.2 deletion syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Chromosome 16p11.2 deletion syndrome
- Microdeletion 16p11.2
- Monosomy 16p11.2
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developmental delay and intellectual disability. Most also have at least some features of autism spectrum disorders. Some affected people have minor physical abnormalities; however, signs and symptoms vary. Some affected people appear to have no physical, intellectual, or behavioral abnormalities. Most cases of 16p11.2 deletion syndrome are not inherited, although affected people can pass the condition on to their children.16p11.2 deletion syndrome is a condition caused by a missing piece (deletion) on a specific region of chromosome 16 designated as p11.2. People with 16p11.2 deletion syndrome usually have
Last updated: 9/22/2014
- 16p11.2 deletion syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. November 2009; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/16p112-deletion-syndrome. Accessed 7/6/2011.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on 16p11.2 deletion syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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