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Chromosome 15q duplication


Other Names for this Disease
  • 15q duplication
  • 15q trisomy
  • Duplication 15q
  • Partial trisomy 15q
  • Trisomy 15q
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Treatment

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How might chromosome 15q duplication be treated?

Because chromosome 15q duplication affects many different systems of the body, medical management is often provided by a team of doctors and other healthcare professionals. Treatment for this duplication varies based on the signs and symptoms present in each person. For example, children with delayed motor milestones (i.e. walking) may be referred for physical or occupational therapy. Speech therapy may be recommended for children with delayed speech. Certain medications may be prescribed to treat seizures. Special education services are often necessary for children with intellectual disability. Surgery may be required to treat certain physical abnormalities such as cleft palate or congenital heart defects, if present.[1][2][3]

Please speak to your healthcare provider if you have any questions about your personal medical management plan.
Last updated: 4/6/2015

References
  1. 15q Duplications. Unique. 2014; http://www.rarechromo.org/information/Chromosome%2015/15q%20duplications%20FTNW.pdf.
  2. Understanding Dup15q. Dup15q Alliance. http://www.dup15q.org/understanding-dup15q/. Accessed 4/6/2015.
  3. Chromosome 15, Distal Trisomy 15q. NORD. 2009; http://rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/1101/viewAbstract.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • 15q duplication
  • 15q trisomy
  • Duplication 15q
  • Partial trisomy 15q
  • Trisomy 15q
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.