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Chromosome 5p duplication


Other Names for this Disease

  • 5p duplication
  • 5p trisomy
  • Duplication 5p
  • Partial trisomy 5p
  • Trisomy 5p
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What causes a chromosome 5p duplication?

The exact cause is unknown; but in most cases, 5p duplications appears to be caused by random (de novo) errors very early in embryonic development. In such instances, the parents of the affected child usually have normal chromosomes and a relatively low risk of having another child with the chromosomal abnormality. You will need to speak with a genetics professional about how a specific chromosome abnormality might be inherited in your family.[1]
Last updated: 11/29/2011

References
  1. Chromosome 5, Trisomy 5p. NORD. 2010; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/990/viewAbstract. Accessed 11/29/2011.


Other Names for this Disease
  • 5p duplication
  • 5p trisomy
  • Duplication 5p
  • Partial trisomy 5p
  • Trisomy 5p
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.