Chromosome 15q partial deletion

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Definition

Chromosome 15q partial deletion is a rare genetic condition produced by a chromosomal aberration wherein the long arm (q) of one copy of the some chromosome 15 is either partially or completely deleted. Angelman syndrome is formed when the mother's copy of the chromosome arm is deleted, while Prader-Willi syndrome is produced. Aside from the deletions, the uniparental disomy of chromosome 15 leads to the same genetic disorders.

Symptoms and Signs

Among the symptoms of Chromosome 15q partial deletion are: Mental retardation Small head Widgely spaced eyes Prenatal growth retardation Widgely spaced eyes Limb anomalies Triangular face

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