Symptoms of DiGeorge Syndrome cleft_palate.gif
´╗┐Here is a list of the many symptoms of DiGeorge and what it means if you have this symptom.

  • Speech Impairments- this means that you have trouble speaking or pronouncing words. Examples or this are stuttering, problems pronouncing certain letters or sounds, or being totally unable to speak.
  • Immune Deficiency- this means that you immune system isn't working as well as it should be
  • Learning Disabilities- this means that you have a problem receiving, processing, organizing, analyzing, and/or store information. This can be very serious or a minor condition.
  • Hypocalcaemia- hypocalcaemia is an electrolyte imbalance that can be caused by deficiencies of different vitamins and minerals that help you to absorb calcium. It basically means that you need more calcium in your diet.
  • Recurrent Infections- the means that you keep getting an infection in the same area or areas of your body. These infections can last longer and be more severe than the average infection.
  • Underdeveloped Thymus Gland- the thymus gland produces your bodies T-Cells. T-Cells help do fight infections. Therefore, if you don't have a thymus gland or your thymus gland is underdeveloped, you will develop more infections.
  • Heart Murmur- Abnormal heart murmurs are sometimes caused by a defect of the heart that is present at birth. Heart blood_cells.jpgmurmurs make a whooshing noise and, if you have a heart murmur, you can hear this whooshing in between heart beats.
  • Convulsions- This is when the muscles of the body uncontrollable contract and then relax. This happens repeatedly and can by synonymous to a seizure.
  • Cleft Palate- a cleft palate occurs when the child's palate do not totally fuse together during the first three months of pregnancy