cri du chat syndrome

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cri du chat syndrome

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Most cases of cri-du-chat syndrome are not inherited. The deletion occurs at random during the formation of (eggs or sperm) its also occurs in early fetal development. Affected people usually have no history of the disorder in their family.

Cri Du Chat is a disease that causes an infants cry almost sounds like a high pitch meow.

Cri Du Chat syndrome occurs in infants and it is caused by a missing piece of chromosome five, this conditon occurs in all ethnic backrounds.

Cri Du Chat syndromeBy Victoria Stirpe

fun facts!1)Cri Du Chat is also called the " Cats Cry" syndrome because Cri Du in french means crying cats2)The geneticist Jerome Lejeune discovered Cri Du Chat syndrome in 1963. He also discovered the genetic abnormality that causes Down syndrome.3)Cri Du Chat is one of the most common syndromes caused by a chromosomal deletion.

Treatments try to improve the child and help them reach their full potential-Physiotherapy helps improve poor muscle tone.-Communication alternatives such as sign language, since speech is usually delayed, often severely

Symptomshigh-pitched cat-like cry, mental retardation, delayed development, distinctive facial features, small head size (microcephaly), widely-spaced eyes , low birth weight

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