Cri Du Chat
Infants with this condition have a high-pitched cry.
The disorder is characterized by intellectual disability and delayed development, small head size (microcephaly), low birth weight, and weak muscle tone (hypotonia) in infancy. Affected individuals also have distinctive facial features, including widely set eyes (hypertelorism), low-set ears, a small jaw, and a rounded face. Some children with cri-du-chat syndrome are born with a heart defect.
Who it affects
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. Only about 10% of the people inherit the genetic disorder.
How to treat it
There is no cure for a genetic disorder. So therapy is the most common type of treatment for people who have genetic disorders. There are many different types of therapist that help with speech, diet, and audio problems.