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It is possible that the main title of the report Phelan-McDermid Syndrome is not the name you expected.
Phelan-McDermid syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder in which a portion of the long arm (q) of chromosome 22 is missing (deleted or monosomic). Although the range and severity of symptoms may vary, Phelan-McDermid syndrome is generally thought to be characterized by low muscle tone, normal to accelerated growth, absent to severely delayed speech, moderate to profound mental retardation, and minor dysmorphic features. A rare number of cases with much smaller (submicroscopic) deletions of 22q13 are reported to result in mild developmental delay. Current research indicates that the inability of the gene involved to produce sufficient protein for normal functioning (haploinsufficiency) may be responsible for most of the neurologic symptoms (developmental delay and absent speech) associated with this disorder.
Chromosome 22 Central
- c/o Murney Rinholm
- 7108 Partinwood Drive
- Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
- Tel: (919)567-8167
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.c22c.org
Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc.
- P.O. Box 724
- Boca Raton, FL 33429-0724
- Tel: (561)395-4252
- Fax: (561)395-4252
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.chromodisorder.org/
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
- PO Box 8126
- Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
- Tel: (301)251-4925
- Fax: (301)251-4911
- Tel: (888)205-2311
- Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation
- 200 Capri Isles Blvd
- Suite 7F
- Venice, FL 34284
- Tel: (941)485-8000
- Fax: (941)485-8000
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.22q13.org
UNIQUE - Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group
- G1 The Stables
- Station Road West
- Oxted, RH8 9EE
- United Kingdom
- Tel: 0044 (0)1883 723356
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.rarechromo.org/html/home.asp
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Last Updated: 5/26/2008
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