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Summary

Excerpted from the GeneReview: 15q Duplication Syndrome and Related Disorders
15q duplication syndrome and related disorders (dup15q) are caused by presence of at least one extra maternally derived copy of the Prader-Willi/Angelman critical region (PWACR) within chromosome 15q11.2-q13.1. The extra copy or copies most commonly arise by one of two mechanisms: A maternal isodicentric 15q11.2-q13.1 supernumerary chromosome – idic(15) – typically comprising two extra copies of 15q11.2-q13.1 and resulting in tetrasomy for 15q11.2-q13.1 (~80% of cases); A maternal interstitial 15q11.2-q13.1 duplication that typically includes one extra copy of 15q11.2-q13.1 within chromosome 15, resulting in trisomy for 15q11.2-q13.1 (~20% of cases). Dup15q is characterized by hypotonia and motor delays, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and epilepsy including infantile spasms. Rarely, dup15q may also be associated with psychosis or sudden unexplained death. Those with maternal idic(15) are typically more severely affected than those with an interstitial duplication.

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Associated cytogenetic location

  • Location: 15q11

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