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# Morris CA (2010). ‘Introduction: Williams Syndrome’. American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics, Volume 154C, Issue 2, pp 203-208 PMID 20425781
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#Ferrero GB et al. (2010). ‘An atypical 7q11.23 deletion in a normal IQ Williams-Beuren syndrome patient’. European Journal of Human Genetics, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 33-38 PMID 19568270

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Note - This page is an undergraduate science embryology student group project 2011.
2011 Projects: Turner Syndrome | DiGeorge Syndrome | Klinefelter's Syndrome | Huntington's Disease | Fragile X Syndrome | Tetralogy of Fallot | Angelman Syndrome | Friedreich's Ataxia | Williams-Beuren Syndrome | Duchenne Muscular Dystrolphy | Cleft Palate and Lip




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2011 Projects: Turner Syndrome | DiGeorge Syndrome | Klinefelter's Syndrome | Huntington's Disease | Fragile X Syndrome | Tetralogy of Fallot | Angelman Syndrome | Friedreich's Ataxia | Williams-Beuren Syndrome | Duchenne Muscular Dystrolphy | Cleft Palate and Lip

Williams-Beuren Syndrome

Introduction

Williams-Beuren Syndrome, more commonly known as William’s Syndrome, is a congenital anomaly caused by the deletion of 28 neighbouring genes on chromosome 7q11.23. [1],[2]

This multisystemic developmental genetic disorder implicates both pre-natal and post-natal physical, psychological, behavioural and medical defects, including diverse phenotypic characteristics such as:

  • distinctive facial deformities
  • a short stature
  • intellectual disabilities/mental retardation
  • cardiovascular abnormalities
  • infantile hypercalcemia
  • a unique personality and cognitive profile. [1],[3]

History of the disease

Etiology

Diagnosis

Genetic Factors

Physical Characteristics

Associated medical conditions

Cognitive, Behavioural and Neurological Problems

Epidemiology

Management/treatment

Specialized Facilities/ supportive associations

Case studies

Interesting facts

Current research and developments

Glossary

References

  1. Morris CA (2010). ‘Introduction: Williams Syndrome’. American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics, Volume 154C, Issue 2, pp 203-208 PMID 20425781
  2. http://omim.org/entry/194050
  3. Ferrero GB et al. (2010). ‘An atypical 7q11.23 deletion in a normal IQ Williams-Beuren syndrome patient’. European Journal of Human Genetics, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 33-38 PMID 19568270