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Chromosome 7p deletion


Other Names for this Disease
  • Deletion 7p
  • Monosomy 7p
  • 7p deletion
  • 7p monosomy
  • Partial monosomy 7p
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Overview

Chromosome 7p 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 7. 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 7p 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.[1]
Last updated: 12/1/2015

References

  1. Chromosome 7, Partial Monosomy 7p. NORD. 2009; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/chromosome-7-partial-monosomy-7p/.
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Basic Information

  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Chromosome 7p deletion. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.

In Depth Information

  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Chromosome 7p deletion. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Deletion 7p
  • Monosomy 7p
  • 7p deletion
  • 7p monosomy
  • Partial monosomy 7p
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.