Below is a summary for the 16p12.2 Deletion observed in research publications. This is not meant to take the place of medical advice.
What is 16p12.2 deletion syndrome?
16p12.2 deletion syndrome can affect communication, social, and learning skills.
People who have 16p12.2 deletion syndrome may have:
- Developmental delay
- Intellectual disability
- Slow growth
- Behavior issues
Do people who have 16p12.2 deletion syndrome look different?
People who have 16p12.2 deletion syndrome may look a bit different. Appearance can vary and can include some but not all of these features:
- Small head, also called microcephaly
- Wide, flat forehead
- Widely spaced eyes
Behavior and development concerns linked to 16p12.2 deletion syndrome:
- Learning: 78 percent of people who have 16p12.2 deletion syndrome have intellectual disability.
- Speech: 75 percent have speech delay.
- Behavior: 46 percent have autism.
Research Article Summaries