22q11.2 deletion syndrome in patients admitted to a cardiac pediatric intensive care unit in Brazil.

@article{Rosa200822q112DS,
  title={22q11.2 deletion syndrome in patients admitted to a cardiac pediatric intensive care unit in Brazil.},
  author={Rafael Rosa and Carlo Benatti Pilla and Vera L{\'u}cia Berenstein Pereira and Jos{\'e} Ant{\^o}nio Monteiro Flores and Eliete Golendziner and Dayane Bohn Koshiyama and Michele T Hertz and Cl{\'a}udia Pires Ricachinevsky and Tatiana Roman and Marileila Varella-Garcia and Giorgio Adriano Paskulin},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part A},
  year={2008},
  volume={146A 13},
  pages={1655-61}
}
The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) is one of the most recognizable causes of congenital heart defects (CHDs), but the frequency varies in non-selected populations. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and clinical features of patients with CHD and 22q11DS admitted to a pediatric cardiology intensive care unit in Brazil. In a prospective study, we evaluated a consecutive series of 207 patients with a CHD following a clinical protocol and cytogenetic analysis by high… CONTINUE READING

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