Isolated congenital heart disease is associated with the 22q11 deletion even though it is rare.
It is well known that a deletion within chromosome 22q11.2 has been identified in most cases of congenital heart disease (CHD) with DiGeorge syndrome (DGS) and velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS). Whether the 22q11.2 deletion is associated with isolated CHD is controversial. Our data is consistent with previous publications which show that the 22q11.2 deletion is associated with isolated CHD even though it is rare.
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Jiang, L., Hou, Z., Duan, C., Chen, B., Chen, Z., Li, Y., Huan, Y., & Wu, K. K. (2010). Isolated congenital heart disease is associated with the 22q11 deletion even though it is rare. International journal of cardiology, 145(2), 284–285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2009.10.013
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine