15q24 deletion syndrome

Overview

What is 15q24 microdeletion syndrome?

People with 15q24 microdeletion syndrome are missing a small amount of material on the 15th chromosome, which can affect their learning and physical development. The most common findings in 15q24 microdeletion syndrome include developmental delay and childhood hypotonia (low muscle tone leading to floppiness). Children and adults with this rare condition may also have typical facial features such as a high forehead and microcephally (small head), as well as changes to the structure of the hands and feet.

Mefford H, Shur N, Rosenfeld J. 15q24 Microdeletion Syndrome. 2012 Feb 23. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Ardinger HH, et al., editors. GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2016. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK84258/

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

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