Medical Definition of Hypoplasia of the thymus and parathyroids

1. Also known as the digeorge syndrome (dgs), this disorder is characterised by (1) low blood calcium levels (hypocalcaemia) due to underdevelopment (hypoplasia) of the parathyroid glands needed to control calcium; (2) underdevelopment (hypoplasia) of the thymus, an organ behind the breastbone in which lymphocytes mature and multiply; and (3) defects of the outflow tracts from the heart. most cases of dgs are due to a microdeletion in chromosome band 22q11.2. A small number of cases have defects in other chromosomes, notably 10p13. Named after the american paediatric endocrinologist angelo digeorge. Another name for dgs is the third and fourth pharyngeal pouch syndrome (since the faulty structures in dgs are embryologically derived from the third and fourth pharyngeal pouches). (12 Dec 1998)



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