Williams syndrome

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Williams syndrome

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(Pathology) pathol an abnormality in the genes involved in calcium metabolism, resulting in mental retardation
[C20: after J.C.P. Williams (born ?1930), New Zealand cardiologist]
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Noun1.Williams syndrome - a rare congenital disorder associated with deletion of genetic material in chromosome 7; characterized by mental deficiency and some growth deficiency and elfin faces but an overly social personality and a remarkable gift for vocabulary
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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In addition, the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition recommends screening at age 3 years for asymptomatic children who have conditions associated with celiac disease, including type 1 diabetes, autoimmune thyroiditis, Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, William's syndrome, or selective IgA deficiency, said Dr.
2 Acquired MAS is associated with neurofibromatosis, William's syndrome, Alagille syndrome, fibromuscular dysplasia, retroperitoneal fibrosis (Ormond disease), mucopolysaccharidosis, foetal alcohol syndrome and giant cell arteritides including temporal (cranial) and Takayasu arteritis.
Children with William's Syndrome (WS) find it easy to make eye contact with complete strangers, even though they struggle to form lasting relationships.