David And Paige

Where on Chromosome is Problem?

Chromosome 15

What Is the Problem?

extra genetic material from 15 mutates and forms a 47th chromosome

What is the Prognosis?

In 2014, no specific treatment exists that can undo any chromosomal abnormality, including the genetic pattern seen in people with idic(15). The extra chromosomal material in those affected is present at or shortly after conception, and its effects on brain development began taking place long before the child is born. Therapies like physical, occupational, and speech therapies along with special education techniques are available to help address many of the symptoms associated with idic(15).

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