Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
It is possible that the main title of the report Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- DiGeorge syndrome
- velocardiofacial syndrome
- Shprintzen syndrome
- conotruncal anomaly face syndrome
- Caylor cardiofacial syndrome
- autosomal dominant Opitz G/BBB syndrome
Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is associated with a range of problems including: congenital heart disease, palate abnormalities, immune system dysfunction including autoimmune disease, low calcium (hypocalcemia) and other endocrine abnormalities such as thyroid problems and growth hormone deficiency, gastrointestinal problems, feeding difficulties, kidney abnormalities, hearing loss, seizures, skeletal abnormalities, minor facial differences, and learning and behavioral differences. The symptoms of this condition are extremely variable, even among members of the same family.
Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is a disorder caused by a small piece of chromosome 22 missing. A number of separately described diagnoses including DiGeorge syndrome (DGS), velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS), conotruncal anomaly face syndrome (CTAF), autosomal dominant OpitzG/BBB syndrome and Cayler Cardiofacial syndrome were all originally thought to be separate disorders before the chromosome 22q11. 2 deletion was identified in individuals affected with all of these conditions.
FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
PO Box 11082
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Hypoparathyroidism Association, Inc.
PO Box 2258
Idaho Falls, ID 83403
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com
Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 12591
Dallas, TX 75225
American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Building 31, Room 2C39
31 Center Drive, MSC 2290
Bethesda, MD 20892
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction
333 East 30th Street, Lobby Unit
New York, NY 10016
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-3456
22q and You Center
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Donna M. McDonald-McGinn, MS, CGC, Program Director
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard Room 8C05
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: Alice Bailey - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Chromosome 22 Central
c/o Murney Rinholm
7108 Partinwood Drive
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
International 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 424
Matawan, NJ 07747
Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation of Smiles
2044 Michael Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
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