Genetic counseling for the 22q11.2 deletion.

  title={Genetic counseling for the 22q11.2 deletion.},
  author={Donna M McDonald-McGinn and E H Zackai},
  journal={Developmental disabilities research reviews},
  volume={14 1},
Because of advances in palliative medical care, children with the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome are surviving into adulthood. An increase in reproductive fitness will likely follow necessitating enhanced access to genetic counseling for these patients and their families. Primary care physicians/obstetric practitioners are in a unique position to identify previously undiagnosed patients as they reach reproductive age and to refer them for genetic counseling. To date, most deletions are de novo… CONTINUE READING

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