The American Academy of Pediatrics has published guidelines for the medical care of children with Williams syndrome. The protocol was developed by the medical advisors of the Williams Syndrome Association and details all of the "routine" testing that should be performed for patients with WIlliams syndrome during annual exams. In 2010, Dr.
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The diagnosis of Williams syndrome generally has two parts:
There is no cure for Williams syndrome. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Individuals with Williams syndrome need regular monitoring for potential medical problems by a physician familiar with the disorder. Specialized services and therapies are also recommended to help individuals with WS maximize their potential.
In general, anesthesia is deemed safe for individuals with WS. However, there are reported cases of sudden death. Doctors are encouraged to conduct a careful review of all the literature prior to any procedure requiring anesthesia for a child with Williams syndrome. Preanesthetic assessment should be comprehensive, and good hydration should be maintained up until 2 hours before the procedure.