Chromosome 21q deletion
Other Names for this Disease
- Deletion 21q
- Monosomy 21q
- 21q deletion
- 21q monosomy
- Partial monosomy 21q
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chromosome abnormality that occurs when there is a missing copy of the genetic material located on the long arm (q) of chromosome 21. 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 21q deletion include developmental delay, intellectual disability, behavioral problems, and distinctive facial features. Most cases are not inherited, but people can pass the deletion on to their children. Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person.Chromosome 21q deletion is a
Last updated: 12/16/2015
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- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Chromosome 21q 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 21q deletions.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Chromosome 21q deletion. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.