15q24 deletion syndrome

Overview

How many people have 15q24 microdeletion syndrome?

The exact amount of people who have 15q24 microdeletion syndrome is not known, but it is believed that 1 in 42, 000 individuals in the general population have this condition. The rate of 15q24 microdeletion syndrome in individuals with autism spectrum disorder is predicted to be higher at 1-2 in 1000 individuals (or 0.1-0.2%).

As of February 23rd, 2016, 33 people with this rare condition have been described in the medical literature.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/15q24-deletion-syndrome/overview/2489 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-21

References

Unique. (2012). 15q24 microdeletion syndrome. Retrieved from http://www.rarechromo.org/information/Chromosome 15/15q24 microdeletion syndrome FTNW.pdf

McInnes, L. A., Nakamine, A., Pilorge, M., Brandt, T., Jiménez González, P., Fallas, M., ? Buxbaum, J. D. (2010). A large-scale survey of the novel 15q24 microdeletion syndrome in autism spectrum disorders identifies an atypical deletion that narrows the critical region. Molecular Autism, 1(1), 5. http://doi.org/10.1186/2040-2392-1-5

Magoulas, P. L., & El-Hattab, A. W. (2012). Chromosome 15q24 microdeletion syndrome. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 7(1), 2. http://doi.org/10.1186/1750-1172-7-2

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