Cri-Du-Chat disorder

Learn how Cri-Du-Chat is a serious disorder

Learn how Cri-Du-Chat is a serious disorder.

Guaranteed to give you facts about Cri-Du-Chat disorder

How people get this disorder?

In these cases, the parent carries a chromosomal rearrangement called translocation. Unbalanced translocations can cause birth defects and other health problems such as a high pitch cry, sort of like a cat cry, downward slant to the eyes, slow birth weight, slow growth, low set or abnormally shaped ears.

What can a doctor do to fix this disorder?

No specific treatment can help with this disorder, besides ongoing support from a team made up of the parents, therapists, and medical and educational professionals.

How is this disorder treated (how are the people who have this disorder helped to feel better)?


Ongoing support from a team made up of the parents, therapists, and medical and educational professionals would be fine but, some ways of treating the disorder is to, communication alternatives such as sign language, sense speech is usually delayed, often severely.
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List two important facts about this disorder

  • Doctors most often identify Cri-Du-Chat by the infant's cat-like cry. Other signs are microcephaly, poor muscle tone, and mental Cognitive Delays
  • It is possible to test for Cri-Du-Chat (and other chromosomal abnormalitites) before the baby is born.

Cri-Du-Chat (A child with this serious disorder, below)

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