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Williams Syndrome
Definition: A contiguous gene syndrome associated with a heterozygous microdeletion in the chromosomal region 7q11.23, encompassing the ELASTIN gene. Clinical manifestations include supravalvular aortic stenosis (AORTIC STENOSIS, SUPRAVALVULAR), MENTAL RETARDATION, elfin facies, impaired visuospatial constructive abilities, and transient hypercalcemia in infancy. The condition affects both sexes, with onset at birth or in early infancy.

Synonym(s): Contiguous Gene Syndrome, Williams / Elfin Facies Syndrome / Williams Contiguous Gene Syndrome / Williams-Beuren Syndrome / Elfin Facies Syndromes / Syndrome, Elfin Facies / Syndrome, Williams / Syndrome, Williams-Beuren / Williams Beuren Syndrome
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Elastin  Mental Retardation   

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What is Williams syndrome?
Williams syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects many parts of the body. This condition is characterized by mild to moderate mental retardation or learning disabilities, unique personality characteristics, distinctive facial features, and heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) problems.
Most people with Williams syndrome have some degree of mental retardation. They typically do better on tasks that involve spoken language and memorization than on visual-spatial tasks such as writing and drawing. Affected individuals have outgoing, engaging personaliti ...

How common is Williams syndrome?
An estimated 1 in 7,500 to 20,000 people is born with Williams syndrome.


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See also: - Elastin - Mental Retardation

Broader term(s): - Mental Retardation - Neurobehavioral Manifestations - Neurologic Manifestations - Nervous System Diseases - Aortic Stenosis, Supravalvular - Aortic Valve Stenosis - Heart Valve Diseases - Heart Diseases - Cardiovascular Diseases - Chromosome Disorders - Abnormalities - Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities
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              Genetic Diseases, Inborn
                  Chromosome Disorders 
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          Nervous System Diseases
              Neurologic Manifestations
                  Neurobehavioral Manifestations
                      Mental Retardation 

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