Clinical profile: Diagnosis and prognosis

Kay Metcalfe

in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199594818
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738166 | DOI:

Series: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Clinical profile: Diagnosis and prognosis

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This chapter describes the clinical profile of Williams syndrome (WS) to illustrate how atypical development proceeds in WS. It covers physical appearance, cardiovascular abnormalities hypercalcaemia, orthopaedic and other connective-tissue problems, growth and puberty, genitourinary abnormalities, hearing and vision, endocrine abnormalities, neurological problems, gastrointestinal problems, motor and language development, personality and behaviour, adaptive behaviour, and prognosis.

Keywords: Williams syndrome; atypical development; clinical profile; cardiovascular abnormalities; neurological problems

Chapter.  8790 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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