Cri du chat syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Cat cry syndrome
- 5p minus syndrome
- Chromosome 5p deletion syndrome
- 5p- syndrome
- Monosomy 5p
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chromosome 5. Infants with this condition often have a high-pitched cry that sounds like that of a cat. The disorder is characterized by intellectual disability and delayed development, small head size, low birth weight, weak muscle tone in infancy, and distinctive facial features. While cri du chat syndrome is a genetic condition, most cases are not inherited.Cri du chat syndrome, also known as 5p- (5p minus) syndrome or cat cry syndrome, is a genetic condition that is caused by the deletion of genetic material on the small arm (the p arm) of
Last updated: 2/22/2015
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