Chromosome 3p deletion
Other Names for this Disease
- Deletion 3p
- Monosomy 3p
- 3p deletion
- 3p monosomy
- Partial monosomy 3p
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Because chromosome 3p 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. A feeding tube may be recommended in infants with feeding difficulties who have trouble putting on weight. 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.
Last updated: 4/20/2015
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