Cri du Chat syndrome. (5p-syndrome)
by: Isabel Leininger
How does this affect the body? This syndrome is found in infants. This condition causes infants to have a high-pitched cry that sounds like a cat. More effects include intellectual disability, delayed development, small head size(microcephaly), low birth weight, weak muscle tone, and in some cases heart defects.
More Facts. 1 in 20,000 to 50,000 newborns are diagnosed with is condition. Some deletions can be bigger than others, which also results in more severe symptoms.