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Chromosome 4p deletion


Other Names for this Disease
  • 4p deletion
  • 4p monosomy
  • Deletion 4p
  • Monosomy 4p
  • Partial monosomy 4p
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Overview

Chromosome 4p deletion is a chromosome abnormality that occurs when there is a missing copy of the genetic material located on the short arm (p) of chromosome 4. 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 4p deletion include developmental delay, intellectual disability, behavioral problems, and distinctive facial features.[1] 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.
Last updated: 6/29/2015

References

  1. Gawlik-Kuklinska K, Wierzba J, Wozniak A, Iliszko M, Debiec-Rychter M, Dubaniewicz-Wybieralska M, Limon J. Periventricular heterotopia in a boy with interstitial deletion of chromosome 4p. Eur J Med Genet. Mar-Apr 2008; 51(2):165-171.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • 4p deletion
  • 4p monosomy
  • Deletion 4p
  • Monosomy 4p
  • Partial monosomy 4p
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.