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					    Cri-du-chat
(Cat Cry Syndrome)


      Angie Lam
     Jenn Mann
   Maura Markowitz
   Jennie Zaborsky
          Quick Facts
 Hereditary Congenital Syndrome
 Deletion of short arm of chromosome 5
 No Known Cure
 One of Most Common Human Deletion
  Syndromes
 1 in 20,000 to 1 in 50,000 births
 Less than 1% are profoundly retarded
 Also known as LeJune’s Disease
Cri-du-Chat Syndrome
         Physical Features
   Babies
 High Pitched cry at birth
 Low Birth Weight
 Poor Muscle Tone
 Developmental Delay
 Small Head
 Round “Moon” Face           http://members.tripod.com/~yenial/confp
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          Physical Features

   Children
 Small  Thin Build
 Short Stature
 Small Chin, Long Nose
 Delay in Mobility, Speech,
  Toilet Training
 Protruding Teeth                http://www.cridchat.u-net.com/

 Some Internal Abnormalities such as Heart
  Defects or Absent Kidneys
           Treatment
 No Current Cure
 Intervention from Speech Therapists,
  Physiotherapists and Occupational
  Therapists
 Some Drugs control behavioral or sleep
  problems

				
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