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  Cri du chat syndrome - The Knowledge Database of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare on rare diseases
Cri du chat syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that causes intellectual disability.
Cri du chat syndrome is caused by a deletion (loss of a segment of DNA) on the outermost band of the short arm (p) of chromosome 5 (5p15.32-33).
Ocular abnormalities in the Cri du Chat syndrome.
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  Cri Du Chat Syndrome | Principal Health News
Cri du chat syndrome occurs when a piece of chromosomal material is missing from a particular region on chromosome 5.
Cri du chat syndrome is also called "5p minus syndrome" because it is caused by a deletion, or removal, of genetic material from chromosome 5.
Cri du chat is the result of a chromosome abnormality-a deleted piece of chromosomal material on chromosome 5.
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 Cri du chat -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cri du chat syndrome, also called deletion 5p syndrome, or 5p minus, is a rare genetic disorder due to a missing portion of (A threadlike body in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order) chromosome 5.
Individuals with cri du chat syndrome are often underweight at birth.
Cri du chat syndrome is due to a partial deletion of the short arm of (A threadlike body in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order) chromosome number 5.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/cr/cri_du_chat.htm   (372 words)

  
 Cri du chat syndrome
Cri du chat syndrome occurs when a piece of chromosomal material is missing from a particular region on chromosome 5.
Cri du chat syndrome is also called 5p deletion syndrome because it is caused by a deletion, or removal, of genetic material from chromosome 5.
The severity of mental retardation in cri du chat syndrome is correlated with the extent of deletion of delta-catenin, a protein with an important role in brain functioning.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/cri_du_chat_syndrome.jsp   (1319 words)

  
 Cri du chat syndrome
Cri du chat syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by a missing section on a particular chromosome known as Chromosome 5.
Cri du chat syndrome is often diagnosed at birth.
Cri du chat syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by missing pieces on a particular chromosome.
www.disability.vic.gov.au /dsonline/dsarticles.nsf/pages/Cri_du_chat_syndrome?OpenDocument   (726 words)

  
 genome.gov | Learning About Cri du Chat
Cri du chat syndrome - also known as 5p- syndrome and cat cry syndrome - is a rare genetic condition that is caused by the deletion (a missing piece) of genetic material on the small arm (the p arm) of chromosome 5.
The diagnosis of cri du chat syndrome is generally made in the hospital at birth.
The cat-like cry is the most prominent clinical feature in newborn children and is usually diagnostic for the cri du chat syndrome.
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 What is Cri du Chat ?
Cri du chat syndrome is a genetic disorder, it is not an illness or a disease.
Cri du chat syndrome is also called 5p- or 5p minus syndrome because part of the p arm is deleted.
Children with cri du chat syndrome are usually keen to communicate and many will develop their own signs and gestures to get what they want often prefering these to the more difficult formal signs.
www.criduchat.asn.au /criduchat/what.htm   (3787 words)

  
 eMedicine - Cri-du-chat Syndrome : Article Excerpt by Harold Chen
In 1963, Lejeune et al described a syndrome consisting of multiple congenital anomalies, mental retardation, microcephaly, abnormal face, and a mewing cry in infants with a deletion of a B group chromosome (Bp-), later identified as 5p-.
Cri-du-chat syndrome is an autosomal deletion syndrome caused by a partial deletion of chromosome 5p and is characterized by a distinctive, high-pitched, catlike cry in infancy with growth failure, microcephaly, facial abnormalities, and mental retardation throughout life.
The characteristic cry is perceptually and acoustically similar to the mewing of kittens.
www.emedicine.com /ped/byname/cri-du-chat-syndrome.htm   (405 words)

  
 A neuropsychological-genetic profile of atypical cri du chat syndrome: implications for prognosis -- Cornish et al. 36 ...
Cri du chat syndrome is associated with a deletion on the short arm of chromosome 5.
Cri du chat syndrome (CDCS) is a relatively rare chromosome disorder that affects approximately 1 in 40 000-50 000 live births.
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 Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine: Cri du chat syndrome
Cri du chat syndrome arises from the absence of a particular portion of chromosome 5.
Children born with this deletion in chromosome 5 have a characteristic mewing cry as newborns that is thought to be caused by abnormal development of the larynx (the organ containing the vocal chords).
The key indicator of cri du chat syndrome is the characteristic catlike cry of an infant.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2601/is_0003/ai_2601000382   (898 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Cri du chat syndrome
Cri du chat syndrome is a group of symptoms that result from missing a piece of chromosome number 5.
The syndrome’s name is based on the infant’s cry, which is high-pitched and sounds like a cat.
Genetic counseling and testing is recommended for all persons with a family history of this syndrome.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001593.htm   (539 words)

  
 CRI DU CHAT SYNDROME : Contact a Family - for families with disabled children: information on rare syndromes and ...
However, recent findings indicate that in children with typical Cri du Chat, IQ predominantly falls into the moderate to severe learning disability range but that there is a crucial discrepancy in the pattern of language functioning with children displaying better receptive than expressive language (Cornish, Bramble et al 1999; Cornish and Munir 1998).
Self-injurious behaviour appears to be very common in Cri du Chat syndrome (Dykens and Clarke 1997; Collins and Cornish 2001) most notably head banging, hitting the head against body parts, and self-biting all reaching a plateau in late childhood and then remaining constant throughout early adulthood.
Most cases of Cri du Chat syndrome are sporadic (eighty-five per cent) while ten to fifteen per cent of cases are familial with the overwhelming majority due to parental translocations.
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 Cri - Du - Chat Syndrome 5p-
Cri - du - chat syndrome was first described by Lejeune et al.
The syndrome is characterized in young children by microcephaly, round face, hypertelorism, micrognathia, epicanthal folds, low-set ears, hypotonia, and severe psychomotor and mental retardation.
Cri du Chat Syndrome ("Cry of the cat" in French) is a genetic disorder caused by the loss or misplacement of genetic material from the fifth chromosome.
www.ibis-birthdefects.org /start/criducha.htm   (741 words)

  
 Cri du chat Syndrome
Cri du chat is a rare syndrome (1 in 50,000 live births) caused by a deletion on the short arm of chromosome 5.
The name of this syndrome is French for "cry of the cat," referring to the distinctive cry of children with this disorder.
The cry is caused by abnormal larynx development, which becomes normal within a few weeks of birth.
gslc.genetics.utah.edu /units/disorders/karyotype/criduchat.cfm   (138 words)

  
 Cri-du-chat syndrome - Genetics Home Reference
Cri-du-chat (cat's cry) syndrome, also known as 5p- syndrome, is a chromosomal condition that results when a piece of chromosome 5 is missing.
Cri-du-chat syndrome occurs in an estimated 1 in 20,000 to 50,000 newborns.
Cri-du-chat syndrome is caused by a deletion of the end of the short (p) arm of chromosome 5.
ghr.nlm.nih.gov /condition=criduchatsyndrome   (704 words)

  
 SAIDA - Cri-du-Chat Support Group   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The syndrome was given its name due to the distinct high pitched, cat-like cry that affected babies have because of the abnormal development of their larynx.
Characteristic features of this syndrome include low birth weight and delayed growth, microcephaly (small head), downward and outward slanting eyes spaced widely apart, squints, low set ears, facial asymmetry, cleft lip and palate, heart defects, renal (kidney) abnormalities, hypotonia (floppiness) and mental disability ranging from mild to severe.
A support group for parents with children with the Cri-du-Chat syndrome was established in 1995.
sunsite.wits.ac.za /saida/disorders/criduchat_society.htm   (181 words)

  
 AllRefer Health - Cri du Chat Syndrome (5p Minus Syndrome, Cat Cry Syndrome, Chromosome 5p Deletion Syndrome)
The cri du chat syndrome is caused by the deletion of information on chromosome 5.
The cause of this rare chromosomal deletion is not known, but it is expected that the majority of cases are due to spontaneous loss of a piece of chromosome 5 during development of an egg or sperm.
Infants with cri du chat syndrome commonly have a distinctive cat-like cry.
health.allrefer.com /health/cri-du-chat-syndrome-info.html   (587 words)

  
 Cri Du Chat Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cri du chat syndrome is a genetic disease involving a deletion in the short arm of chromosome 5.
The name comes from the French meaning "cry of the cat" because the crying of affected infants sounds like that of a cat.
Affected infants have retarded motor and mental development but the syndrome is not fatal.
www.wikiverse.org /cri-du-chat-syndrome   (109 words)

  
 Cri du Chat Syndrome - Genetic Disorder of Cri Du Chat - Cause of the Cri Du Chat Syndrome
Cri du Chat Syndrome - Genetic Disorder of Cri Du Chat - Cause of the Cri Du Chat Syndrome
Cause of the Cri Du Chat Syndrome : Genetic Disorder of Cri Du Chat
CRI DU CHAT SYNDROME : Contact a Family - for families with disabled children: information on rare syndromes and disorders - A description of Cri du Chat Syndrome with details on the inheritance pattern and pre-natal diagnosis.
www.iseekhealth.com /conditions-and-diseases/cri-du-chat-syndrome-2970.htm   (193 words)

  
 NORD - National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
Cri du Chat Syndrome, a rare chromosomal disorder that is apparent at birth, is characterized by a distinctive high, shrill, mewing, "kitten-like" cry during infancy.
Other findings and symptoms may include low birth weight and failure to grow at the expected rate (failure to thrive); distinctive abnormalities of the head and face (craniofacial area) including an unusually small head (microcephaly), widely spaced eyes (ocular hypertelorism), and an unusually small jaw (micrognathia); and mental retardation.
Cri du Chat Syndrome is caused by the absence of genetic material (deletion) on the short arm (p) of chromosome 5.
www.rarediseases.org /search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Cri%20du%20Chat%20Syndrome   (239 words)

  
 Special Child: Disorder Zone Archives - Cri Du Chat Syndrome
Cri Du Chat (CDC) is a rare genetic disorder that is caused by a missing piece (deletion) in the short arm of chromosome 5 (also known as 5p minus syndrome).
It is thought to be one of the most common human deletion syndromes with an occurrence rate of 1 in 20,000 to 1 in 50,000 live births.
We love Beth dearly and Cri Du Chat syndrome is simply part of who she is. If you get a chance please feel free to visit her web site at http://members.aol.com/Jobewonone/Beth.html.
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 Carilion - Cri du Chat Syndrome
It is possible that the main title of the report Cri du Chat Syndrome is not the name you expected.
Cri du Chat Syndrome, a rare chromosomal disorder that is apparent at birth, is characterized by a distinctive high, shrill, mewing, "kitten-like" cry during infancy.
Cri du Chat Syndrome is caused by the absence of genetic material (deletion) on the short arm (p) of chromosome 5.
www.carilion.com /kbase/htm/nord/19/nord19.htm   (419 words)

  
 Cri-Du-Chat - Lejeune - Patient UK
He described Cri du Chat syndrome in 1963 although it was later before the chromosomal origin was identified.
Cornish KM, Pigram J; Developmental and behavioural characteristics of cri du chat syndrome.
Brislin RP, Stayer SA, Schwartz RE; Anaesthetic considerations for the patient with cri du chat syndrome.
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc/40001728   (1170 words)

  
 eMedicine - Cri-du-chat Syndrome : Article by Harold Chen
However, children with cri-du-chat syndrome are able to communicate their needs, socially interact with others, and have some degree of mobility.
Newborns have a characteristic mewing cry, a high-pitched monochromatic cry that is considered pathognomonic for this syndrome.
Dandy-Walker syndrome with agenesis of the corpus callosum
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 About 5P- Syndrome
Each year in the United States, approximately 50 to 60 children are born with 5p- Syndrome (five p minus), also known as Cat Cry Syndrome or Cri du Chat Syndrome.
Years ago, it was common to place children with 5p- Syndrome in institutions with other severely retarded individuals.
With early and consistent educational intervention, as well as physical and language therapy, children with 5p- Syndrome are capable of reaching their fullest potential and can lead full and meaningful lives.
www.fivepminus.org /about.htm   (291 words)

  
 Cri du Chat Support Group of Australia Inc.
She worshipped her children and was a wonderful, devoted mother to them all, most especially to her daughter Chantelle who has cri du chat syndrome.
Chantelle's grandfather wanted us to know that Dawn had been able to come home from the hospital for a few hours on Wednesday the 19th September for Chantelle's fourth birthday but that she deteriorated after that and sadly passed away on Saturday morning.
Dawn's story and the photographs on Chantelle's webpage show her obvious joy and love for Chantelle and will continue to give hope and inspiration to families around the world whose children are diagnosed with cri du chat syndrome.
www.criduchat.asn.au   (356 words)

  
 Cri Du Chat Syndrome, Results from Genetic Disorder Tests, Amniocentesis, CVS, Triple Test, Multiple Marker Screening
Cri Du Chat Syndrome is caused by a deletion of part of chromosome 5.
The name is derived from the distinctive sound made when children with this problem are crying ('Cri du Chat' means 'Cat's Cry' when translated from French).
People with this syndrome tend to share distinctive facial features, have a shortened lifespan and suffer varying levels of mental retardation.
www.paternityangel.com /Preg_info_zone/Disorders/CriDuChat.htm   (164 words)

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