Deletion Syndrome In Diverse Populations


22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2 DS) is the most common microdeletion syndrome and is underdiagnosed in diverse populations. This syndrome has a variable phenotype and affects multiple systems, making early recognition imperative. In this study, individuals from diverse populations with 22q11.2 DS were evaluated clinically and by facial analysis technology. Clinical information from 106 individuals and images from 101 were collected from individuals with 22q11.2 DS from 11 countries; average age was 11.7 and 47% were male. Individuals were grouped into categories of African descent (African), Asian, and Latin American. We found that the phenotype of 22q11.2 DS varied across population groups. Only two findings, congenital heart disease and learning problems, were found in greater than 50% of participants. When comparing the clinical features of 22q11.2 DS in each population, the proportion of individuals within each clinical category was statistically different except for learning problems and ear anomalies (P

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Kruszka, P , Addissie, Y & McGinn, D (2021). Deletion Syndrome In Diverse Populations. Afribary. Retrieved from

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Kruszka, Paul et. al. "Deletion Syndrome In Diverse Populations" Afribary. Afribary, 05 May. 2021, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.


Kruszka, Paul, Yonit Addissie and Daniel McGinn . "Deletion Syndrome In Diverse Populations". Afribary, Afribary, 05 May. 2021. Web. 25 Jun. 2024. < >.


Kruszka, Paul , Addissie, Yonit and McGinn, Daniel . "Deletion Syndrome In Diverse Populations" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 25, 2024.