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What are the symptoms of williams syndrome?

What are the symptoms of williams syndrome?

Williams syndrome: Delayed speech that may later turn into strong speaking ability and strong learning by hearing developmental delay easily distracted, attention deficit disorder (add) feeding problems including colic, reflux, and vomiting inward bend of the small finger (clinodactyly) learning disorders mild to moderate mental retardation personality traits including being very friendly, trusting strangers, fearin. ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Guardiani
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Progeria (Definition)

A rare hereditary condition affecting the blood vessels, skin and musculoskeletal system that creates the impression of accelerated aging. Some aging processes are truly accelerated such as atherosclerosis of the coronary and carotid arteries, resulting early death. Most of the other illnesses of aging such as cancer, cataracts, and dementia do not occur but deposition of a substance associated with aging, liposuction, in vital organs leads to impairment of the liver, heart, adrenal glands, brain and skeletal system. Another protein, progeria, leads to defective DNA expression and repair. This protein also enhances the development of atherosclerosis. Children with progeria have brittle bones, pathological fractures, feeding problems, dental abnormalities, hearing loss, growth failure, ...Read more


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What's the average life expectancy of a person with williams syndrome?

What's the average life expectancy of a person with williams syndrome?

Genetic disorder: Rare disorder multiple systems involved apearance of face and body demonstrates poor developement. Loss of hearing , diabetes , heart failure, aortic valve abnormalities , high blood pressure, just to name a few issues. Life expectancy depends on early diagnosis and intense treatment and follow up. It can be normal except if there heart defect that is serious. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Angelman syndrome and Williams syndrome?

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Williams/Angelman: Williams show distinct facial features, Cardiovascular abnormalities, Hypercalcemia & Hyperactivity. Angelman show severe intellectual impairments, Seizures, Ataxia, Speech impairment. Both are rare genetic diseases involving Chromosomal abnormalities (Chromosome 15 in Angelman, 7 in Williams). ...Read more

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Is it strange for people with Williams syndrome to have a fascination with children's cartoons? As a grown adult, or teenager.

Probably no: Williams syndrome is a disorder where the personality is called cock-tail personality. Very outgoing personality without inhibitions. Although they are outgoing they do have developmental delays and can have low normal IQ. I do not believe it is strange to have a fascination with children's cartoons. Would be based on this person's IQ. ...Read more

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I have Williams Syndrome. I have just started to have safe sex with my boyfriend of 6 years. Is there anything I need to be careful of. ?

I have Williams Syndrome. I have just started to have safe sex with my boyfriend of 6 years. Is there anything I need to be careful of.  ?

Not much: There is nothing in your medical condition of William Syndrome that requires any special care re sexual activity. Just make sure you get you medical evaluations regularly from your regular doctors and needed referrals to specialists, with a particular focus on BP and cardiac complications that unfortunately are part of the disease spectrum including which may exist.It is good to be safe! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for williams syndrome?

What is the treatment for williams syndrome?

No cure: Avoid taking too much calcium and vitamin d. Follow up with your pediatrican for monitoring of blood vessel narrowing. Physical therapy and speech/language therapy is helpful. See a geneticist for assistance. ...Read more

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I need to know about williams syndrome?

William's Syndrome: You can type in william's syndrome into an internet search engine and find a whole bunch of information. Why not start here: http://www.Williams-syndrome.Org/what-is-williams-syndrome. ...Read more

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How do you tests for williams syndrome?

How do you tests for williams syndrome?

FISH or micro array: 2 tests: fish (fluorescent in situ hybridization-special chromosome analysis using specially prepared elastin probes. Normal folks have 2 copies of elastin gene on chromosome 7. Micro array analysis is the other. ...Read more

Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Williams Syndrome (Definition)

Neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by loquacious personality, abnormally sensitive hearing, supravalvular aortic stenosis, mental retardation, elfin facies, association with hypercalcemia due to abnormal sensitivity to vitamin d, idiopathic hypercalcemia of pregnancy. Due to deletion in elastin gene and probably several ...Read more