Chromosome 1p36 deletion syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- 1p36 deletion syndrome
- Monosomy 1p36 syndrome
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Your QuestionWhat is the expected life span of a person with this chromosome deletion? I am very concerned about my grandson who has this deletion and lately seems to be sick a lot. He has always had a lot of sickness, but now it seems to be more often. He is 20 years old.
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The severity and nature of signs and symptoms of chromosome 1p36 deletion syndrome varies between affected individuals, so it is difficult to predict the long-term outlook for an individual child. Generally, affected individuals do survive well into adult life. There has been one study to date in which the course of 1p36 deletion syndrome was investigated, with a follow-up spanning 18 years. Although this study does not specifically address life expectancy, it does contain substantial information regarding the natural history of the condition. To view a free, full-text version of this study article, click here.
Last updated: 1/18/2013
- Agatino Battaglia. 1p36 deletion syndrome. Orphanet. October 2012; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=1606. Accessed 1/18/2013.
- 1p36 deletion syndrome. Unique. 2011; http://www.rarechromo.org/information/Chromosome%20%201/1p36%20deletion%20FTNW.pdf. Accessed 1/18/2013.