To diagnose DiGeorge syndrome, the doctor will order lab tests to help detect the chromosome 22 deletion.
If there is a family history of the disease, your child may undergo prenatal testing, ultrasound, and MRI.
After delivery, the doctor may order the following tests:
- Cardiac ultrasound.
- Computed tomography.
Although DiGeorge syndrome is currently incurable, the combination of treatments and therapies help solve cleft palate and heart disorders, as well as developmental, behavioral, and mental health problems.
Some babies may need surgery soon after birth to correct heart, breathing, or feeding problems.
If your child has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, autism spectrum disorder, or another mental health or behavioral problem, your doctor will recommend specialists who can support them in these cases.
Those who suffer from DiGeorge syndrome need to regularly see a multidisciplinary team to undergo a series of routine tests and to monitor its evolution.
In our Pediatric Center, a team of highly trained specialists awaits you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ensuring optimal care and results by providing care based on clinical practice guidelines and international protocols.