22q11.2 deletion syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome
- Velocardiofacial syndrome
- DiGeorge syndrome
- Shprintzen syndrome
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 The features and severity can vary greatly among affected people. Signs and symptoms may include cleft palate, heart defects, recurrent infections, unique facial characteristics, feeding problems, immune system disorders, kidney abnormalities, hypoparathyroidism, thrombocytopenia, scoliosis, hearing loss, developmental delay, and learning disabilities. People with this condition are also more likely to develop certain autoimmune disorders and personality disorders. In most cases, the syndrome occurs for the first time in the affected person; about 10% of cases are inherited from a parent. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.22q11.2 deletion syndrome is a spectrum disorder that includes conditions formerly called DiGeorge syndrome; velocardiofacial syndrome; conotruncal anomaly face syndrome; cases of Opitz G/BBB syndrome; and Cayler cardiofacial syndrome.
Last updated: 7/20/2015
- 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. July, 2013; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/22q112-deletion-syndrome. Accessed 7/20/2015.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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- The National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) website has an information page on this topic. NHGRI is part of the National Institutes of Health and supports research on the structure and function of the human genome and its role in health and disease.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- The International 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Foundation, Inc. provides support, resources, and information for 22q11.2 deletion syndrome
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- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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