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What causes Williams syndrome?

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This disorder is caused by faulty genes. More precisely, it’s when babies are born with certain genes missing. It can happen if the mother or the father also has Williams syndrome. But more often, it’s a random disorder in the genes.

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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