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Prader-Willi Syndrome

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Megan Niehaus

on 16 November 2016

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Transcript of Prader-Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi Syndrome

Cause of the disorder ?
These genetic changes occur as random events during reproductive cells form. This disorder is not sex-linked
How is Prader-Willi Syndrome diagnosed ?
Most symptoms of this disorder start to appear a few weeks after birth. Physical symptoms are the first the be known by doctors and parents. They do gentic blood test to confirm.
What happens to the body?
Prader-Willi syndrome will affect growth of the body, appetite, behavior, and overall development
What part of the body does it usually affect?
The whole body is affected by this syndrome
Deletion
Most causes of Prader-Willi are caused by a deletion in Chromosome 15.
Uniparental Disomy
In the other cases on the disorders, Prader- Willi syndrome is caused when you get two mom chromosome 15s and no dads, or you get one from each parent but only moms works.
Symptoms ?
Smaller hands/ feet
shorter height
delayed puberty
temper tantrums
obsessive compulsive behavior
obesity
Weak muscles
Chronic feeling of hunger that does not go away
triangular mouth
almond shaped eyes
Excessive eating in childhood
Prader-Willi is a dominate disorder located on chromosome 15
How is Prader-Willi treated
Therapy, counseling and surgery treats this syndrome. Surgery is in worse cases when obesity can not be helped any other way.
How many & what type?
Prader-Willi is very rare, it occurs in females and males in all races equally
Conclusions
I learned that with Prader-willi syndrome most children who develop obesity between ages 3-12 will also develop type 2 diabetes
Prader-Willi Syndrome is a complex, rare genetic disorder that results from an abnormality of chromosome 15. This cause obesity and obsessive eating habits at a young age.
Prader-Willi syndrome is life-threatening and has no cure but there are treatments used to help.
By: Megan Niehaus
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