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Cri-du-chat syndrome

Cri-du-chat syndrome: Introduction

Cri-du-chat syndrome: A rare genetic disorder where a small portion of the short arm (p) of chromosome 5 is missing. The condition is characterized by a high-pitched cry which is similar to a cat's cry. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cri-du-chat syndrome is available below.

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Definitions of Cri-du-chat syndrome:

Deletion of the short arm of chromosome 5 characterized by a variable clinical picture consisting of severe mental deficiency, growth retardation, multiple abnormalities and a peculiar crying sound resembling that of a suffering kitten (hence the synonym crying cat syndrome or cri du chat syndrome), that disappears within weeks or months after birth. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Cri-du-chat syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cri-du-chat syndrome, or a subtype of Cri-du-chat syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cri-du-chat syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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