DiGeorge Syndrome

By Paula Faris
|  Tuesday, Jul 28, 2009  |  Updated 11:29 PM CDT
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DiGeorge Syndrome

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DiGeorge Syndrome is a rare, genetic disorder due to the partial deletion of a chromosome.  Once thought to affect 1 in 4,000 people, the numbers are closer to 1 in 1,200.

It is the most common cause of congenital heart disease next to down syndrome.

Two hospitals considered leaders in DiGeorge Syndrome are Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
 

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