22q11.2 deletion syndrome epidemiology and demographics

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor-In-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2]

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Epidemiology and Demographics

Incidence

22q11.2 deletion syndrome affects an estimated 25 in 100,000 live births [1]. The condition may be more common, however, because some people with the deletion have few signs and symptoms and may not have been diagnosed.

References

  1. Oskarsdóttir S, Vujic M, Fasth A (2004). "Incidence and prevalence of the 22q11 deletion syndrome: a population-based study in Western Sweden". Arch. Dis. Child. 89 (2): 148–51. PMC 1719787Freely accessible. PMID 14736631.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

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