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16p11.2 deletion syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Chromosome 16p11.2 deletion syndrome
  • Del(16)(p11.2)
  • Microdeletion 16p11.2
  • Monosomy 16p11.2
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  • During an ultrasound at week 15 of my pregnancy, the doctor found hemivertebra. We had CGH done, and 16p11.2 deletion syndrome was found. What is the probability that this syndrome will occur in the next pregnancy? Is it inherited? My husband and I do not have relatives with autistic problems. I have a cousin with mental deficiency but the cause is not known. Click here for answer