Williams Syndrome

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Williams Syndrome

  1. 1. Danielle Weitzke&Kierstan Manor<br />
  2. 2. Williams Syndrome:<br />Is a rare genetic disorder that cause mental retardation, learning difficulties, distinctive facial appearance, and really bad anxiety. <br />
  3. 3. Most cases of Williams Syndrome is not<br />inherited but randomly happens when the<br />reproductive cells are being produced. This <br />disease happens to people that do not have any history of it. <br />It’s considered to be an autosomal dominate condition because chromosome #7 is altered.<br />How is Williams syndrome inherited?<br />
  4. 4. Delayed of speech<br />Developmental delay <br />Easily distracted (ADD)<br />Feeding problems<br />Inward bend of small finger<br />Mild to moderate mental retardation<br />Narrowing of blood vessels<br />What are the symptoms?<br />
  5. 5. How is Williams syndrome tested for or diagnosed?<br /><ul><li>Blood pressure Check
  6. 6. Looking for missing Chromosomes
  7. 7. Kidney ultrasound
  8. 8. Blood test</li></li></ul><li>Estimated in 1 per 7,500-20,000 suffer from Williams Syndrome.<br />This disease is known to be very rare seeing how it isn’t inherited from parents.<br />Occurrence of the disease:<br />
  9. 9. There is no cure for Williams Syndrome but you can try and help the process by the following;<br />Avoid taking extra calcium and vitamin D<br />Physical/Speech therapy<br />Keep on track of blood pressure<br />Treatment for Williams Syndrome:<br />
  10. 10. People with Williams syndrome often are overly friendly and sometimes referred to as “cock-tail party syndrome.”<br />It is extremely unlikely that any other family member would have Williams Syndrome.<br />Patients with this certain disease are always very skinny from the birth.<br />People normally have blue eyes with a starry pattern<br />Although this disease isn’t inherited there's a 50% chance that their children may have it.<br />Interesting Information:<br />
  11. 11. Lisa is a 22 year old woman who was diagnosed with Williams syndrome at the age of 14 months and is now going off to college.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pyNe2TBQi8<br />
  12. 12. htwww.rareglobaldiseases.com/williams_syndrome.php<br />http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/williams-syndrome/overview.htmtp://l<br />https://health.google.com/health/ref/Williams+syndrome<br />Sources:<br />

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