Williams Syndrome

Williams syndrome (WS or WMS; also Williams–Beuren syndrome or WBS) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a distinctive, "elfin" facial appearance, along with a low nasal bridge, an unusually cheerful demeanor and ease with strangers; developmental delay coupled with strong language skills; and cardiovascular problems, such as supravalvular aortic stenosis and transient hypercalcaemia.

It is caused by a deletion of about 26 genes from the long arm of chromosome 7. The syndrome was first identified in 1961 by Dr. J. C. P. Williams of New Zealand and has an estimated prevalence of 1 in 7,500 to 1 in 20,000 births.

Read more about Williams SyndromeHistory, Cause, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Signs and Symptoms, Culture, Treatment

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... She is an expert in developmental disorders, with a particular interest in Williams syndrome ... Karmiloff-Smith has supported her theories by her research work into Williams syndrome ... This rare syndrome was originally thought to manifest itself as abnormally low IQ, accompanied by "normal" ability to process social cues ...

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