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Chromosome 6q deletion


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

Chromosome 6q deletion is a chromosome abnormality that occurs when there is a missing copy of the genetic material located on the long arm (q) 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 6q deletion include developmental delay, intellectual disability, 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. Nair S, Varghese R, Hashim S, Scariah P. Dysmorphic features and congenital heart disease in chromosome 6q deletion: A short report. Indian J Hum Genet. January 2012; 18(1):127-129.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Deletion 6q
  • Monosomy 6q
  • 6q deletion
  • 6q monosomy
  • Partial monosomy 6q
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.