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Cri Du Chat Syndrome Nathan Mooney Mr. Steinman Bio
Cause CDC is caused by the deletion of the 5 th chromosome in the DNA chain. A parent may be a carrier if they have a partially dissolved 5 th chromosome.
Symptoms Low birth weight Wail like a cat (high pitch) Mental Retardation Webbing of toes and fingers
Physical signs The skull will have an abnormal angle at its base Low mussel tone Webbed fingers and toes
Cure / Treatment At this time there is no known cure for CDC but around ½ of those afflicted are able to gain sufficient communication skills to get by but need assisted living all their lives.
Works Cited h/PMH / Descartes M, Carroll AJ. Cytogenetics. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th Ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007: chap 81