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Spotlight on Syndromes: An SLPs Perspective on 22q Deletion Syndrome

Today’s guest post on genetic syndromes comes from Lauren Laur, who is contributing a post on the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.

22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome is a syndrome of many names. Also known as Velocardiofacial Syndrome, Shprintzen syndrome as well as DiGeorge Syndrome, 22q11.2 Deletion Syndromeis is caused by a microdeletion on the long arm of chromosome 22 (at location marker q11.2).  This syndrome follows an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern (a child only needs to get the abnormal gene from one parent in order to inherit the disease), however, only around 10% of cases are inherited; the majority of cases are due to a random mutation. Continue reading Spotlight on Syndromes: An SLPs Perspective on 22q Deletion Syndrome