Problem

Cat cry syndrome

Other Names:
Cri du chat syndrome
5p minus syndrome
Nature:
5p- Syndrome is characterized at birth by a high pitched cry, low birth weight, poor muscle tone, microcephaly, and potential medical complications. "5p-" is a term used by geneticists to describe a portion of chromosome number five that is missing in these individuals. Most individuals who have 5p- Syndrome have difficulty with language. Some become able to use short sentences, while others express themselves with a few basic words, gestures, or sign language.
Incidence:
Each year in the United States, approximately 50 to 60 children are born with 5p- Syndrome.
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
29.06.1999 – 00:00 CEST
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