Cri-du-chat Syndrome!

By: Maci Elliott


Inherited: 10 percent of people with cri-du-chat syndrome inherit chromosome adorability, an unaffected parent. The parents carry a chromosomal reareargament , this is balanced translocation which means no genetic material is gained nor lost. The child with the syndrome can not pass down the syndrome to their offspring because if they have one broken chromosome then it cannot be passed down.

Chromosome number: The number it’s found in is chromosome 5.

Rate: 1 in 20,000 or 50,000.

Sex-linked: 25,000 and a third found mostly in girls than boys.

Recessive or Dominant: Recessive, because this likely happens and cannot be passed down to offspring.


Affected by: Have struggles with swallowing , have infections mostly in ears and above. Gastric reflex, weak muscle tones, and eye issues.

Happens to body: Has low birth weight, small head, skin folds over eyelids, round face, small jaw, small undersized bridge under nose.

Signs and symptoms: Include both mental and physical disabilities and abnormal body gestures.

If found: You can tell if a child has this syndrome because after birth you can hear the high pitched cries of the baby.

Body parts affected: The affected parts are - head, sometimes heart and kidneys, ears, eyes, throat, nose, chin, and more.


Test: Doctors can tell is the infant has cri-du-chat by the voice of it’s cries, the poor muscle tone.

Lifespan: If the child with the syndrome reaches passed the age 1, then they will live a happy live.

Health / quality for life: To make life easier you can take them to consoling, and other things to make them understand more.