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22q11.2 deletion syndrome

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Description

DiGeorge syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by a deletion of a small piece of chromosome 22. It is also known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Symptoms of DiGeorge syndrome can vary widely, but may include heart defects, immune system problems, cleft palate, learning disabilities, and facial abnormalities. Treatment for DiGeorge syndrome is based on the individual's symptoms and may include surgery, medications, and therapies.

Synonyms
  • DGS
  • DiGeorge syndrome
  • thymic hypoplasia
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • convulsions
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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