Prader- Willi Syndrome is a complex genetic condition that affects many parts of the body. If you have this condition you may have weak muscle, feeding difficulties and bad growth and bad development. People that have the Prader- Willi Syndrome and have obesity also developed type 2 Diabetes (the most common form of diabetes)
Other names for the Prader-Willi Syndrome
People also use other names like PWS, Prader-Labhart-Willi syndrome.
What causes the disorder? What gene or chromosome is affected by this disorder?
The cause of the Prader-Willi Syndrome is a loss of function genes in a certain region of chromosome 15.
Are there prenatal tests for this disorder?
It is available but it is really dangerous because they might destroy the babies dna.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms are bad feeding, bad growth, and bad development.
What population is affected? Can anyone be a candidate for the disorder?
its not specific but it affects 1 to 10,000 to 30,000
How is it inherited? (Is it sex-linked, recessive, and/or dominant?)
Most of the causes or not inherited, those causes occur by a deletion on chromosome 15. Rarely a genetic change responsible for Prader Willi Syndrome can be inherited. It is normally inherited by sex linked and it is dominant.
What kind of medical assistance will the affected child need? Will further assistance be needed, as the child grows older? What is the long-term outlook for the child?
The child will need careful clinic assistance by a medical genetics or other trained diagnostician. The child will need further assistance when they grow. If your child have the Prader Willi Syndrome they will have a long life
Are there any treatments or cures?
Prader Willi Syndrome doesn't have cure. However early diagnosis and treatment may prevent or reduce the number of challenges that the person with the Prader Willi Syndrome will have.
Could this disorder have been prevented?
In most of the cases Prade Willi Syndrome can't be prevented.
Can this individual have children in the future? Will those children be affected?
If a person with the Prader Willi Syndrom wants to have a baby, they may want to consider seeking genetic counseling, to see what are there risks of having the baby.
What is the current status of research on this disorder? Is there a cure coming soon?
Currently the research is not so good since it doesn't have a cure.