Cri Du Chat Syndrome

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Cri Du Chat Syndrome

  1. 1. By: Allyson Custer
  2. 2. Cri Du Chat is usually random and not by heredity through the parents The deleted chromosome 5 is paternal in about 80% of cases
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  5. 5. The condition affects an estimated 1 in 20,000 to 50,000 live births Found in people of all ethnic backgrounds More common in females
  6. 6. They are to get early speech therapy May need a tube for feeding Symptoms can be treated but the disease is not treatable or curable Skull x-ray may reveal an abnormal angle to the base of the skull Parents usually get counseling
  7. 7. Department of March of Dimes Human Genetics The Arc— Cri Du Chat National Syndrome Organization on Support Group Mental MUMS— Retardation Mothers United Chromosome for Moral Disorder Outreach Support Inc Inc. Let Them Hear 5p-Society Foundation

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