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Signs and Symptoms of the Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion

The medical problems associated with the chromosome 22q11.2 deletion vary widely. For example, one child with the disorder might have no heart problem, while another child with the same disorder might have a very mild or very severe heart defect.

Children with the chromosome 22q11.2 deletion often have problems that involve many different bodily systems. Here are some of the most common:

Reviewed by: Donna M. McDonald-McGinn, MS, CGC
Date: May 2004

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