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What are possible symptoms of Williams syndrome?

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Children with this genetic disorder can have heart and growth problems, certain personality and facial features, and learning disabilities. Other symptoms may include:

  • Curved spine, called scoliosis
  • Ear infections
  • Early puberty
  • Farsightedness
  • Hernia
  • High levels of calcium in the blood
  • Hoarse voice
  • Joint and bone problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Urinary tract infections

From: What is Williams Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Williams Syndrome."

GeneReviews: "Williams Syndrome."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Williams Syndrome."

Williams Syndrome Association: "Frequently Asked Questions About Williams Syndrome and the WSA," "What Is Williams Syndrome?"

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Williams syndrome."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 9, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Williams Syndrome."

GeneReviews: "Williams Syndrome."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Williams Syndrome."

Williams Syndrome Association: "Frequently Asked Questions About Williams Syndrome and the WSA," "What Is Williams Syndrome?"

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Williams syndrome."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 9, 2018

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