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Treatments and prognosis of DiGeorge syndrome vary depending on the specific characteristics and severity of an individual case. Treatment includes a multifaceted plan that is tailored to the specific case, the presence of coexisting diseases and complications, the age and medical history of the patient, and other factors. Although the complications of DiGeorge syndrome can be serious, even life-threatening, prompt recognition and treatment can allow a child with the disease to grow into adulthood and live an active life.
Treatment often involves ongoing care and monitoring by a variety of specialist, such as a cardiologist, craniofacial surgeon, feeding specialist, speech pathologist, immunologist and developmental specialists.
Treatment of heart defects, such as ventricular septal defects, tetralogy of Fallot, and interrupted aortic arch, often includes surgery. Treatment of cleft palate and cleft lip also generally require surgery to correct.
Special care is also required for people with DiGeorge syndrome who have immune system dysfunction. This may include a bone marrow transplant in severe cases.
Some of the possible treatments for DiGeorge syndrome from various sources may include:
The following treatments are listed for DiGeorge syndrome in our knowledge base:
Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.
The following list of conditions have 'DiGeorge syndrome' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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