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Chromosome 6p deletion


Other Names for this Disease
  • 6p deletion
  • 6p monosomy
  • Deletion 6p
  • Monosomy 6p
  • Partial monosomy 6p
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Overview

Chromosome 6p deletion is a chromosome abnormality that occurs when there is a missing copy of the genetic material located on the short arm (p) of chromosome 6. The severity of the condition and the signs and symptoms depend on the size and location of the deletion and which genes are involved. Features that often occur in people with chromosome 6p deletion include developmental delay, intellectual disability, behavioral problems, and distinctive facial features. Chromosome 6p deletion can be de novo or inherited from a parent with a chromosomal rearrangement such as a balanced translocation.[1] Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person.
Last updated: 8/5/2015

References

  1. 6p deletions. Unique. 2004; http://www.rarechromo.org/information/Chromosome%20%206/6p%20deletions%20QFN.pdf.
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Basic Information

  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Chromosome 6p deletion. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Unique is a source of information and support to families and individuals affected by rare chromosome disorders. Click on the link to view information about 6p deletions.

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  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Chromosome 6p deletion. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Other Names for this Disease
  • 6p deletion
  • 6p monosomy
  • Deletion 6p
  • Monosomy 6p
  • Partial monosomy 6p
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.