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DiGeorge Syndrome - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Jul 10, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for DiGeorge syndrome?

The neonatologist attending to your baby will identify the syndrome soon after birth. If diagnosis is not possible immediately, then consult a pediatrician at follow-up.

2. When should I consult a pediatrician?

You should visit a pediatrician as soon as you see symptoms such as a severe heart defect, cleft palate or a combination of other factors typical of DiGeorge syndrome.

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3. What are the chances that my next child will be born with DiGeorge syndrome?

If neither of the parents have the condition, then the chance is 1 in 100 (1%). However, if either of the parents have the condition, then the chance increases to 1 in 2 (50%).

4. What are the chances of survival of children suffering from DiGeorge syndrome?

The mortality rate of children suffering from DiGeorge syndrome is 4%, and most survive into adulthood.

5. Can DiGeorge syndrome be prevented?

No. However, the symptoms can be controlled by proper treatment.

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