Deletion 22q11.2 syndrome (DiGeorge/Velo-Cardio-Facial syndrome).
Digilio MC,1 Marino B,2 Capolino R,1 Dallapiccola B.3 Clinical manifestations of Deletion 22q11.2 syndrome (DiGeorge/Velo-Cardio-Facial syndrome). Images Paediatr Cardiol 2005;23:23-34
1 Medical Genetics, Bambino GesÃ¹ Hospital, Rome, Italy
2 Pediatric Cardiology, Institute of Pediatrics, University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
3 Experimental Medicine and Pathology, University “La Sapienza”, and CSS-Mendel Institute, Rome, Italy
Deletion 22q11.2 syndrome (Del22) (DiGeorge/Velo-Cardio-Facial syndrome) is characterized by congenital heart defect (CHD), palatal anomalies, facial dysmorphisms, neonatal hypocalcemia, immune deficit, speech and learning disabilities. CHD is present in 75% of patients with Del22.