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It is possible that the main title of the report Chromosome 10, Distal Trisomy 10q is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Chromosome 10, distal trisomy 10q is an extremely rare chromosomal disorder in which the end (distal) portion of the long arm (q) of one chromosome 10 (10q) appears three times (trisomy) rather than twice in cells of the body. The disorder is characterized by unusually slow growth before and after birth (prenatal and postnatal growth retardation); abnormally diminished muscle tone (hypotonia); mild to severe mental retardation; and mild to severe delays in the acquisition of skills requiring coordination of mental and muscular activities (psychomotor retardation). Affected infants and children may also have distinctive malformations of the head and facial (craniofacial) area; defects of the hands and/or feet; and/or skeletal, heart (cardiac), kidney (renal), and/or respiratory (pulmonary) abnormalities. The range and severity of symptoms and physical findings may vary from case to case, depending upon the exact length and location of the duplicated portion of chromosome 10q. In most cases, chromosome 10, distal trisomy 10q is due to a chromosomal balanced translocation in one of the parents.
Children's Craniofacial Association
13140 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75240
Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13, and Related Disorders
2982 S. Union Street
Rochester, NY 14624-1926
FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
PO Box 11082
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc.
P.O. Box 724
Boca Raton, FL 33429-0724
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20892-0105
NIH/National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
3 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3580
UNIQUE - Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group
P.O. Box 2189
Surrey, Intl CR3 5GN
Tel: 44 0 1883 330766
Fax: 44 0 1883 330766
Craniofacial Foundation of America
975 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Distal Trisomy 10q Families
Tel: (541) 754-8518
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
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Last Updated: 4/10/2009
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