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Welcome to the Ring Chromosome 20 Foundation

The Ring Chromosome 20 Foundation was created to provide information, resources and assistance to families affected by ring chromosome 20 syndrome. Our hope is to share as much information as possible so that medical professionals, physicians, and families can better understand the syndrome and its treatment.

If you or someone you know has ring chromosome 20 syndrome, you are not alone. The Ring Chromosome 20 Foundation is here to help you get the information you need to learn more about the syndrome (also known as r(20) syndrome), epilepsy and their treatment.

Our mission

The mission of the Ring Chromosome 20 Foundation is to help individuals with r(20) syndrome overcome the obstacles they face so they might lead happy, healthy and productive lives.

The Ring Chromosome 20 Foundation believes that r(20) syndrome is an under diagnosed condition and many more people could have it than would appear statistically. Since chromosomal analysis or karyotype testing is not a routine investigation when epilepsy first presents, the diagnosis of ring chromosome 20 syndrome may be delayed or go unrecognized.

The purpose of the Ring Chromosome 20 Foundation is to promote awareness of the syndrome and the importance of chromosomal analysis or karyotype testing in children with refractory epilepsy.

Since ring chromosome 20 is a syndrome of epilepsy, our site also provides information about seizures, epilepsy and its treatment.

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