Trisomy 8q

Treatment

Is there a treatment(s) for trisomy 8q?

Unfortunately, trisomy 8q cannot be cured. But, the symptoms of the disorder can sometimes be treated. For example, in some cases surgery can be done to correct a heart problem. Early intervention to help with development is also important since most children will have intellectual disability.

References
  • Schinzel, A. (1977) Partial trisomy 8q in half-sisters with distinct dysmorphic patterns not similar to the trisomy 8 mosaicism syndrome. Hum Genet. 37(1):17-26. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/881192
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Are there other organ specific treatments for trisomy 8q?

Are there other organ specific treatments for trisomy 8q?

Treatment of trisomy 8q will depend on what features are present. If a child has a heart defect, surgery may be an option to correct this. Kidney problems should be managed by a specialist called a urologist. Early intervention to help with development is also important since most children will have intellectual disability.

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