What other names are there for this disorder (Any common names?)
What are the symptoms?
What gene or chromosome is affected by this disorder (X,Y, #21)
What population is affected? Can anyone be a candidate for the disorder?
In a small percentage of the disease, there are cases that have the deleted piece of chromosome attached to another chromosome, and they form a ring, and that can be a form of WHS.
In the rest of the percentages, there is a study that shows that there are possibilities that this disease is transferred by one of the parents, that has translocated genes. This means that one of the parents could have had this, but this didn't affect them, only the offspring.
Can this individual have children in the future? Will those children be affected?
What kind of medical assistance will the affected child need?
Will further assistance be needed, as the child grows older?
What is the long-term outlook for the child?
How is it inherited? (Is it sex-linked, recessive, and/or dominant?)
Are there prenatal tests for this disorder?
- This syndrome affects double the amount of females than males. The ratio for that is 2:1, females to males, respectively.
- About 35% of the people who are born with this disorder die within two years of their life.