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Williams Syndrome

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  • 1. Williams Syndrome <br />Travis Strobel <br />Kenneth Camper<br />
  • 2. What is the Disease<br />Williams Syndrome is a rare genetic condition that creates medical and developmental problems it’s identity wasn’t distinct in 1961. It is estimated to occur in 1/20,000 births. People with William Syndrome have a lot of difficulties like shortened life expectancy and mild retardation. There is no treatment for this condition.<br />
  • 3. How it’s Inherited<br />Most cases of Williams Syndrome can not be inherited<br />It occurs in random events during the formation of egg and sperm cells<br />But ones that are inherited are considered autosomal dominant when one copy of the altered chromosome number 7 in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder.<br />Autosomal means that this disease isn’t sex linked<br />
  • 4. What is Symptoms <br />Causes: Dental problems<br />Kidney problems<br />Sensitive hearing<br />Excessively friendly <br />Hernia Problems<br />Distorted Facial features<br />Troubles eating<br />They have Low birth weight and low weight gain<br />Mild Retardation<br />Respiratory Problems<br />
  • 5. How disease is tested for and Diagnosed <br />By a F.I.S.H. test which detects genetic deletions which occurs in 99% of all Williams Syndrome patients.<br />Also by parental testing which is when the baby is in the womb and is usually don’t 9-11 weeks during pregnancy. Where they get D.N.A. and this usually don’t happen unless there is a family History of the disease.<br />
  • 6. Occurrence of Disease<br />Williams syndrome is panethnic; which means it doesn’t occur more often in one race.<br />But people who live in Hong Kong have trouble with there lungs and breathing.<br />In Greece on the other hand they have practically no breathing or lung trouble<br />
  • 7. Treatment<br />There is no cure for Williams Syndrome<br />They have to avoid taking calcium and vitamin D because it can narrow there blood vessels<br />
  • 8. Facts<br />Williams Syndrome has no cure<br />It affects a lot of people<br />They have a lot of difficulties and struggle to survive<br />
  • 9. Cody<br />Cody was just three months old when Williams Syndrome had hit him. He had to get a hernia operation and he went into cardiac arrest for five minutes. Then a three months later his normal heart went severe and he had to go under heart surgery. He went under anesthesia five times during a twelve hour surgery. Cody was extremely lucky and pulled through alive. He still suffers from Williams Syndrome but hasn’t had any major problems.<br />
  • 10. Work Cited<br />“Cody’s Story.” Prenatal Partners for Life. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2010. <http://www.prenatalpartnersforlife.org>.<br />Khan, Aneal. “Williams Syndrome.” Emedicine. Medscape, 18 Nov. 2009. Web. 26 Feb. 2010. <http://emedicine.medscape.com>.<br />“What is Williams Syndrome.” Williams Syndrome Association. N.p., 2008. Web. 26 Feb. 2010. <http://www.williams-syndrome.org>.<br />

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