What DiGeorge Syndrome is

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DiGeorge syndrome is a hard disease consisting of the deletion of a small part of the 22 chromozone. Its name comes from the pediatric endocrinologist Angelo DiGeorge in 1968. The symptoms of the DiGeorge syndrome are various and are visible even from the moment of birth. The symptoms that appear are heart disease, hypocalcemia, weak immune system, issues with palate, neuromuscular problems, diiferencies in facial features, learning dissabilities, tyroid or paratyroid gland problems, psychiatric problems, skeletal issues, feeding disorders, but the symptoms are more, depending from person to person.

The cause is still unknown, but specialists are trying to find out what is all about. A specific treatment for DiGeorge syndrome is does not exist, only the standard treatment used for the symptoms the diseases brings out. It is possible that some individuals have DiGeorge syndrome, but their symptoms are not so obvious, so they can not be diagnosed with this disease. The people who suffer from DiGeorge syndrome have great chances to develop schizophrenia.

In the case of schizophrenia it is advisable to go to several doctors to know for sure what is the disease your baby suffers from or another member in your family. Pay attention because the symptoms that schizophrenia has can be confused with other ilnesses, so it is important to make all the investigations that are neccesary. Furthermore, it is important to talk to a psychologist to know what to do with your child, how to act, what to do in emergency cases. It is not easy to suffer from this disease or to adapt to the problems that it gives, but you must educate and inform yourself as much as you can. In the future, maybe the doctors will discover a remedy for DiGeorge syndrome or something than can prevent it. Of great importance is to keep a strong immune system of your baby because this will be very useful for him.

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