Williams syndrome

Elaine Maria Pereira, Robert W. Marion, Barbara Rose Pober

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Abstract

Williams syndrome (WS) is an autosomal disorder resulting from a submicroscopic deletion of contiguous genes on the long arm of chromosome 7. An individual with WS can have a characteristic constellation of problems which include, but are not limited to, distinctive facial features, cardiovascular abnormalities, hypercalcemia, delays in both growth and development, and other associated anomalies. A unique cognitive-linguistic profile and behavioral phenotype are also characteristically seen in individuals with this disorder. In this chapter we review the clinical features and management of WS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealth Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages799-814
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319180960
ISBN (Print)9783319180953
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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    Pereira, E. M., Marion, R. W., & Pober, B. R. (2016). Williams syndrome. In Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan (pp. 799-814). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18096-0_67