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What is Williams syndrome?

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Williams syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes a variety of symptoms and learning issues. Children with this syndrome could have problems with their heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other organs. Their nose, mouth, and other facial features may be unique. They sometimes have trouble learning.

Children with Williams syndrome will need to see many doctors throughout their lives. But with the right treatment, they can stay healthy and do well in school.

From: What is Williams Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

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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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