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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Williams syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Williams-Beuren syndrome
  • WBS
  • WMS
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Your Questions Answered


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  • Our daughter has Williams syndrome and is in her 30's. She has an aggressive intraductal papilloma and her doctor wondered if this could be related to Williams syndrome. As our daughter ages, we know we should have her heart and kidneys monitored, but are there other medical issues which are linked to aging with Williams syndrome? Click here for answer

  • I have a patient who may have Williams syndrome. His mother was previously diagnosed with familial Mediterrranean fever, but she has facial features consistent with Williams syndrome. Do Williams syndrome and familial Mediterranean fever share any signs or symptoms? Click here for answer

  • My sister has Williams syndrome and I am concerned about my chances to have a child with this condition. Is Williams syndrome inherited? Are there any ways to prevent Williams syndrome? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Williams-Beuren syndrome
  • WBS
  • WMS
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.