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Chromosome 8p deletion


Other Names for this Disease
  • Deletion 8p
  • Monosomy 8p
  • 8p deletion
  • 8p monosomy
  • Partial monosomy 8p
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Overview

Chromosome 8p deletion is a chromosome abnormality that affects many different parts of the body. People with this condition are missing genetic material located on the short arm (p) of chromosome 8 in each cell. The severity of the condition and the associated signs and symptoms vary based on the size and location of the deletion and which genes are involved. Most cases are not inherited, although affected people can pass the deletion on to their children. Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person.[1]
Last updated: 9/24/2015

References

  1. Chromosome 8, Monosomy 8p. National Organization for Rare Disorders. 2009; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/chromosome-8-monosomy-8p/#causes.
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Basic Information

  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Chromosome 8p 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 8p deletion. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Deletion 8p
  • Monosomy 8p
  • 8p deletion
  • 8p monosomy
  • Partial monosomy 8p
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.