5q- syndrome

A rare disorder caused by loss of part of the long arm (Q arm) of human chromosome 5. This syndrome affects myeloid (bone marrow) cells, causing treatment-resistant anemia, and myelodysplastic syndromes that may lead to acute myelogenous leukemia. Also called 5Q minus syndrome.

Source: NCI Cancer Glossary1

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5q- syndrome: See 5q minus syndrome

Source: GHR2

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References

  1. Source: NCI Cancer Glossary, National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH
  2. Source: Genetics Home Reference (GHR), National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH
  3. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ 5q-minus-syndrome
  4. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ health-topics/ blood-diseases/ aplastic-anemia-myelodysplastic-syndromes/ Pages/ fact-sheet.aspx

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