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Chromosome 16p duplication


Other Names for this Disease
  • Duplication 16p
  • Trisomy 16p
  • 16p duplication
  • 16p trisomy
  • Partial trisomy 16p
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Overview

Chromosome 16p duplication is a chromosome abnormality that occurs when there is an extra copy of genetic material on the short arm (p) of chromosome 16. The severity of the condition and the signs and symptoms depend on the size and location of the duplication and which genes are involved. Features that often occur in people with chromosome 16p duplication include developmental delay, intellectual disability, behavioral problems and distinctive facial features. Most cases are not inherited, but people can pass the duplication on to their children.[1] Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person.
Last updated: 10/16/2015

References

  1. Duplications of 16p. Unique. 2007; http://www.rarechromo.org/information/Chromosome%2016/16p%20duplications%20FTNW.pdf.
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Basic Information

  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Chromosome 16p duplication. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Unique is a source of information and support for families and individuals affected by rare chromosome disorders. Click on the link to view information about Chromosome 16p duplication.

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  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Chromosome 16p duplication. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Duplication 16p
  • Trisomy 16p
  • 16p duplication
  • 16p trisomy
  • Partial trisomy 16p
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.