CRI DU CHAT DISORDER
By: Brandee Albertson
What is Cri du chat?
What are the symptoms of cri du chat
The symptoms vary among individuals!!!
* Cat-like cry in infants * Severe mental retardation * Severe growth retardation
* Small head * Reduced muscle tone * Round face
* Low set deformed ears * Wide-set eyes * Epicanthic folds
* Respiratory problems * Low birth weight
Cause of cri du chat
Is Cri du chat syndrome inherited?
How is cri du chat syndrome diagnose and what is the treatment
There is no specific treatment. Some individuals take therapy to improve their language skills and to help them develop as normally as possible. Most often doctors can identify cru du chat when the baby lets out a cat-like cry. There is also a test for cri du chat while the baby is still not born. They can test a tiny sample of tissue from the outside of the sac where the baby develops.
How many and what type of people are likely to have cri du chat
Cri-du-chat syndrome occurs in an estimated 1 in 20,000 to 50,000 newborns. This condition is found in people of all ethnic backgrounds. Both children and adults with the syndrome cri du chat are usually are nice and glad (happy) and they love social interaction. People with cri du chat normally don't have history of the condition in their family.
The disorder is more common in girls than boys
Development of Cri du Chat Syndrome 3