Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

By: Melanie Findlay.  cat cry syndrome  chromosome 5p- Syndrome  5p deletion syndrome  monosomy 5p  5p- syndrome.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "By: Melanie Findlay.  cat cry syndrome  chromosome 5p- Syndrome  5p deletion syndrome  monosomy 5p  5p- syndrome."— Presentation transcript:

1 By: Melanie Findlay

2  cat cry syndrome  chromosome 5p- Syndrome  5p deletion syndrome  monosomy 5p  5p- syndrome

3  This condition is found in people of all ethnic backgrounds, boys or girls. Video about the disease:

4  Cat-like infant crying  Cat-like cry in infants  Abnormal laryngeal development in infants  Low birth weight  Severe mental retardation  Severe growth retardation  Small head  Reduced muscle tone  Round face  Low set deformed ears  Wide-set eyes  Epicanthic folds  Respiratory problems  Feeding problems  Scoliosis  Cardiovascular defects

5  Language delay Self-injury behavior  Communication Difficulties  Head Banging  Self-biting  Low I Q  Creases on the palm of hand  Strabismus  Simian crease  Slightly short hand bones  Malocclusion  Harelip  Cleft palate  Failure to thrive  Shuffling gait

6  Cri-du-chat syndrome occurs in an estimated 1 in 20,000 to 50,000 newborns. Therefore it isn’t very common at all.

7  Although there is no cure, it is not deadly, and cannot shorten your lifespan.

8  Testing can be done from a blood test which involves Karyotyping, where staining and examining chromosomes under a microscope is done. Cri du chat can also be detected before birth about into pregnancy. The mother would have to undergo what is called amniocentesis. Amniocentesis is a procedure in which a needle is inserted into the abdomen and into the uterus to withdraw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby. The fluid or the cells that are in the fluid can be tested to

9  Treatment includes supportive care and development therapy

10  Health Share International is a support group that is online for people who can’t drive cars or get to a support group somewhere else. You can add friends who are just like you, and discuss your problems together.

11  The geneticist Jerome Lejeune identified cri-du-chat syndrome in  He also discovered the genetic abnormality that causes Down syndrome.  Cri-du-chat is one of the most common syndromes caused by a chromosomal deletion.  Between 1 in 20,000 and 1 in 50,000 babies.  In 80 percent of the cases, the chromosome carrying the deletion comes from the father's sperm rather than the mother's egg.  When deletions occur during the formation of an egg or sperm, it is caused by unequal recombination during meiosis.  When unequal recombination occurs at this location on chromosome 5, it causes cri-du-chat syndrome.

12  "Cri Du Chat Essay." Example Essays.com - Over 100,000 Essays, Term Papers and Book Reports! Web. 26 Jan  "Cri-du-chat Syndrome - Genetics Home Reference." Genetics Home Reference - Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions. Web. 26 Jan  "Cri-Du-Chat_Syndrome : Support Group." Yahoo! Groups - Join or Create Groups, Clubs, Forums & Communities. Web. 26 Jan


Download ppt "By: Melanie Findlay.  cat cry syndrome  chromosome 5p- Syndrome  5p deletion syndrome  monosomy 5p  5p- syndrome."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google