William´s Syndrome

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William´s Syndrome

History: William's syndrome was first described by Dr. JCP Williams and his collegues in 1961 in four patients. The next year Dr. AJ Beuren described it in three patients. Those two doctors lead to the orginal name of Williams-Beuren Syndrome.

From 1964 to 1975, small research reports were used to broaden knowledge of related cardiovascular problems. In 1975, Dr. K Jones and Dr. Smith conducted a large report on many patients from infancy to adulthood that describes behavior and physical symptoms.

In this picture, one off the facial differences between someone with Williams syndrome and someone without it is shown.

Williams Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects a child's growth, physical growth, and cognitive development.

Symptoms include: abnormal facial appearance, heart and vessel problems, hypercalcemia, low birth weight, slow weight gain, feeding problems, colic, abnormal sleep delays, dental abnormalities, kidney problems, hernias, hyperacusis, muscularskeletal problems, overly friendly personality, and developmental delays.

Chromosomal Information: Williams syndrome is caused by a deletion on chromosome 7. Around 25 genes are on the part where the deletion occurs. It is a autosomal dominant disease; however, most cases aren't inherited.

Williams syndrome occurs randomly during the formation of reproductive cells. This normally occurs in people with no family history of this disease. A small percentage of kids inherit the chromosomal deletion from a parent with the conditon. There is a 1 in 10,000 worldwide chance of getting Williams syndrome.

Treatment and Cures: There is no cure to Williams syndrome. Also, there is no common treatment course. Treatments are based on the patients particular symptoms. Regular cardiovascular monitoring is needed because of potiental problems. The complications of Williams syndrome can shorten the patients life span.

William's Syndrome


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