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2q37 deletion syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Albright hereditary osteodystrophy-like syndrome
  • Brachydactyly-Mental Retardation syndrome
  • Chromosome 2q37 deletion syndrome
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What causes 2q37 deletion syndrome?

2q37 deletion syndrome is caused by a deletion of genetic material from a specific region in the long (q) arm of chromosome 2. The deletion occurs near the end of the chromosome at a location designated 2q37. The size of the deletion varies among affected individuals. The signs and symptoms of this disorder are probably related to the loss of multiple genes in this region.[1]
Last updated: 7/7/2011

References
  1. 2q37 deletion syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. April 2009; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/2q37-deletion-syndrome. Accessed 7/7/2011.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Albright hereditary osteodystrophy-like syndrome
  • Brachydactyly-Mental Retardation syndrome
  • Chromosome 2q37 deletion syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.