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Genetic, Chromosomal & Metabolic Conditions

22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

22q11.2 deletion syndrome is a genetic condition that can cause a variety of physical and behavioral problems.

Birth Defects

Some birth defects are minor and cause no problems; others cause major disabilities. Learn about the different types of birth defects, and how to help prevent them.

Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome

Cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome is a rare genetic condition. It affects the heart, facial features, and skin.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a neurological disorder. It causes muscle weakness and numbness, most commonly in the arms and legs.

CLOVES Syndrome

CLOVES syndrome is a very rare genetic disorder that causes vascular, skin, spinal, and bone or joint abnormalities.

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) affects the adrenal glands, which make important hormones. Symptoms depend on a child's age, sex, and which hormones the adrenal glands make too little or too much of.

Congenital Hypothyroidism

Some babies are born with a thyroid gland that didn't develop correctly or doesn't work as it should. This is called congenital hypothyroidism.

Costello Syndrome

Costello syndrome is a very rare disorder that affects multiple organ systems. It causes causes problems that affect a child's heart, muscles, bones, skin, brain, and spinal cord.

Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, both physically and mentally.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common form of muscular dystrophy. It gradually makes the body's muscles weaker.