Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.

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.

Symptoms of Cri-du-chat syndrome

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Cri-du-chat syndrome:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Cri-du-chat syndrome?

Cri-du-chat syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Cri-du-chat syndrome: Complications

Read more about complications of Cri-du-chat syndrome.

Causes of Cri-du-chat syndrome

Read more about causes of Cri-du-chat syndrome.

Disease Topics Related To Cri-du-chat syndrome

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Cri-du-chat syndrome:

Less Common Symptoms of Cri-du-chat syndrome

Cri-du-chat syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Cri-du-chat syndrome

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See more »

Cri-du-chat syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

Research related physicians and medical specialists:

Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:

Hospitals & Clinics: Cri-du-chat syndrome

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Cri-du-chat syndrome:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Cri-du-chat syndrome, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Cri-du-chat syndrome

Medical research articles related to Cri-du-chat syndrome include:

Click here to find more evidence-based articles on the TRIP Database

Cri-du-chat syndrome: Animations

Research about Cri-du-chat syndrome

Visit our research pages for current research about Cri-du-chat syndrome treatments.

Statistics for Cri-du-chat syndrome

Cri-du-chat syndrome: Broader Related Topics

Cri-du-chat syndrome Message Boards

Related forums and medical stories:

User Interactive Forums

Read about other experiences, ask a question about Cri-du-chat syndrome, or answer someone else's question, on our message boards:

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


By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise