Cri Du Chat Syndrome
By: Caleb and Ian
Cri Du Chat
Cri Du Chat is a syndrome caused when the end of the short arm of chromosome 5 is missing. There is a 1 in 20,000 to 50,000 chance to be born with it. It gets its name from the baby's cry which sounds like a cat meowing.
End of the short (P) arm of chromosome 5 is missing
Child with Cri Du Chat
Unusual facial features like eyes widely set, low ears, small jaw, rounded face, and sometimes a heart defect
Cri Du Chat is French for cat cry and is also known as "5P-"
The Cold Hard Facts
Cri Du Chat is diagnosed by the baby's cry. The cat-like cry becomes less noticeable over time. The disease is characterized by; learning disabilities, slow development, small head size, low birth weight, and weak muscle tone when you are a baby. It is usually not inherited.
Gid - Cri Du Chat