Cat eye syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Cat-eye syndrome
- Chromosome 22 inversion/duplication
- Chromosome 22 partial tetrasomy
- INV DUP(22)(Q11)
Because cat eye syndrome affects many different systems of the body, medical management is often provided by a team of doctors and other healthcare professionals. Treatment for this condition varies based on the signs and symptoms present in each person. For example, congenital heart defects; anal atresia; cleft lip and/or palate; and certain skeletal abnormalities may require surgery. Children with delayed motor milestones (i.e. walking) may be referred for physical therapy or occupational therapy. Special education services are often necessary for children with intellectual disability.
Last updated: 4/12/2015
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- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.