DiGeorge syndrome

A disorder caused by a defect in chromosome 22.


DiGeorge syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that results in poor development of several body systems. Its features vary widely, even among members of the same family.


It can cause heart defects, poor immune system function, a cleft palate, and low levels of calcium in the blood.


There's no cure, but treatments can usually correct critical health concerns.

© 1998-2023 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved. | Terms of Use