Etiket - chromosome abnormality

Velo-cardio-facial syndrome

Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) is a genetic condition that is related to DiGeorge syndrome and involves a similar chromosome abnormality as DiGeorge syndrome. Velo-cardio-facial syndrome is a genetic disorder with varying conditions present in each individual with the syndrome. However, conditions that are common to the syndrome include certain heart defects, effects on facial appearance, and lack of or underdeveloped thymus and parathyroid glands. DiGeorge syndrome describes the same clinical features as Velo-cardio-facial syndrome, but an individual must have immune system [...]

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