22q11.2 deletion syndrome
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22q11.2 deletion syndrome

Carmel Doyle Assistant professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland
Sandra Fleming Assistant professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland

The deletion syndrome 22q11.2 is classified as a rare disorder (McGarvey and Hart 2008). According to Shprintzen (2008), the phenotype has variable manifestations with no case of the syndrome reporting all the same clinical findings. Consequently, people presenting with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome can have a widely varied clinical course even among members of the same family, and symptoms involve many parts of the body (Wong 2011).

Learning Disability Practice. 22, 2, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/ldp.22.2.12.s14

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