Velocardiofacial syndrome

Also known as: Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
Velocardiofacial syndrome, (VCFS), a rare genetic disorder, is characterized by abnormalities of the head and facial (craniofacial) area, heart defects that are present at birth (congenital heart defects), diminished muscle tone (hyptonia), mild small stature, slight delays in the acquisition of skills requiring the coordination of mental and muscular activities (psychomotor retardation) and learning disabilities. Some of those affected also develop psychiatric problems.

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