Chromosome 3q29 Microduplication Syndrome
Type of disease: Rare conditions
Chromosome 3q29 microduplication syndrome is a rare chromosome abnormality characterized by having an extra copy of material (duplication) on a specific part of the long arm of chromosome 3. The signs and symptoms vary among affected individuals, but the most common features include mild or moderate intellectual disability and microcephaly. The condition may occur for the first time in the affected individual (de novo) or it can be inherited from a mildly affected or apparently normal parent. Treatment is directed toward the specific signs and symptoms present in each individual.Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.