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Description:This photomicrographic collage depicts the karyotype that would represent the chromosomal configuration known as a deletion syndrome, which in this case, involves the long arms of chromosome 18 (arrow).
Some of the symptoms associated with a chromosome 18 long-arm deletion include mental retardation, microcephaly (smaller cranial circumference with an accompanying reduced brain size), hypertelorism (increased distance between the eyes), a short stature, mid-face retraction, outer-ear deformities, fingerprint whorl abnormalities, hypotonicity (laxity in muscle tone), and a downward-slanting mouth, to name a few.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Allan Ebbin
Creation Date:1967
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CDC Organization
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