DiGeorge Syndrome/Velocardiofacial Syndrome: The Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

  • Kathleen E. Sullivan
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 601)


Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion (CH22qD) syndrome is also known as DiGeorge syndrome or velocardiofacial syndrome. This deletion syndrome is extremely common with nearly one in 4000 children being affected. Recent advances and a holistic approach to patients have improved the care and well-being of these patients. This review will summarize advances in understanding the health needs and immune system of patients with CH22qD syndrome. Patients will most often need interventions directed at maximizing function for many organ systems but can ultimately have a high level of functioning.


Autistic Spectrum Disorder Chromosome 22q11 Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Branchial Arch Deletion Syndrome 
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  1. 1.Department of PediatricsDivision of Allergy & Immunology Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA

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