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Cri-du-chat (Cat's Cry Syndrome)

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MR. S.

on 6 April 2016

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Transcript of Cri-du-chat (Cat's Cry Syndrome)

This disorder is caused by a deletion of genetic material on the small arm of chromosome 5. The cause of this rare chromosomal deletion is unknown.
The X chromosome is affected
There is a prenatal test which is a trimester screening called FTS
Cri-du-chat (Cat's Cry Syndrome)
Kayla Kintzer
The symptoms are a high pitched cat-like cry, delayed development , distinctive facial features, small head size, widely spaced eyes, low birth weight and weak muscle tone in infancy.
There is no medical assistance for Cat's Cry Syndrome.
Cat's cry syndrome is not inherited. The chromosomal deletion occurs randomly.
This disorder cannot be prevented.
The other names for Cat's Cry Syndrome is chromosome 5p deletion syndrome, 5p minus (or 5p-) syndrome, cromosome 5p- syndrome, and monosomy 5p.
1 in 20,000 to 50,000 newborns. It's found in all people with all ethnic backgrounds.
There is no treatment or cure for Cat's Cry Syndrome
People with this disorder can have children in the future.
One gene called CTNND2 is believed to be responsible for the loss of intellectual ability.
They have not found a cure for this disorder yet.
There is therapy to help children with this disorder.
Work cited
*Genetics Home Reference
*Healthline Networks
*National Human Genome Research Institue
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