|DiGeorge Syndrome|| |
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Also known as 22q11.2, DiGeorge syndrome is caused by the deletion of a small segment of chromosome 22.
Symptoms can include frequent infections, learning difficulties, congenital heart problems, developmental delays and specific facial features including a cleft palate.
Some people with DiGeorge Syndrome may not know they even have the condition, although others may have severe cases and the illness could be fatal.
The condition is usually diagnosed soon after birth by a blood test.
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