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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 individuals have minor physical abnormalities; however, signs and symptoms vary. Some affected individuals have no identified physical, intellectual, or behavioral abnormalities. Most cases of 16p11.2 deletion syndrome are not inherited, although affected individuals can pass the condition on to their children.16p11.2 deletion syndrome is a condition caused by a deletion of a small piece of chromosome 16. The deletion occurs near the middle of the chromosome at a location designated p11.2. People with 16p11.2 deletion syndrome usually have
Last updated: 7/6/2011
- 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.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss 16p11.2 deletion syndrome. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
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