Cri Du Chat Syndrome
How It's Diagnosed
The test that is done to diagnose this syndrome is a FISH analysis. The syndrome can be detected before birth if the mother undergoes amniocentesis testing or chorionic villus sampling these testings would only be recommended if mother or father are known to have a chromosome rearrangement.
How Many People Get The Disorder
1 in 20,000 to 50,000 newborns have this syndrome. It is found in people of ethnic backgrounds.
Other Important Information
In 80% of the cases the chromosome carrying the deletion comes from the father's sperm rather than the mother's egg.
International Cri Du Chat Syndrome Awareness Video (Phase 1)