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Chromosome 4q deletion


Other Names for this Disease
  • 4q deletion
  • 4q monosomy
  • Deletion 4q
  • Monosomy 4q
  • Partial monosomy 4q
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Treatment

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How might chromosome 4q deletion be treated?

Because chromosome 4q deletion affects many different systems of the body, medical management is often provided by a team of doctors and other healthcare professionals. Treatment for this deletion varies based on the signs and symptoms present in each person. For example, babies with congenital heart defects and certain skeletal abnormalities may require surgery. Children with bone or muscle problems and/or delayed motor milestones (i.e. walking) may be referred for physical or occupational therapy. Certain medications may be prescribed to treat seizures. Special education services are often necessary for children with intellectual disability.[1][2][3]

Please speak to your healthcare provider if you have any questions about your personal medical management plan.
Last updated: 3/4/2015

References
  1. Chromosome 4, Monosomy 4q. NORD. August 2007; http://rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/793/viewAbstract.
  2. Markiewicz MR, Verschueren D, Assael LA. Chromosome 4q deletion syndrome: craniofacial characteristics associated with monosomy of the long arm of chromosome 4q. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. September 2010; 47(5):518-522.
  3. Xu W, Ahmad A, Dagenais S, Iyer RK, Innis JW. Chromosome 4q deletion syndrome: narrowing the cardiovascular critical region to 4q32.2-q34.3. Am J Med Genet A. March 2012; 158A(3):635-640.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • 4q deletion
  • 4q monosomy
  • Deletion 4q
  • Monosomy 4q
  • Partial monosomy 4q
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.