Prader-Willi Syndrome

Genetic Disorders

What is Prader-Willi Syndrome?

People with this disease are obese and have less muscle tone and mental ability. The sex glands produce little or no hormones. This disease affects many body parts of the body and can cause many of these difficulties

- Feeding difficuties

- Poor growth

- delayed development

How Is Prader-Willi Syndrome Inherited?

"Most cases of Prader-Willi syndrome are not inherited, particularly those caused by a deletion in the paternal chromosome 15 or by maternal uniparental disomy. These genetic changes occur as random events during the formation of reproductive cells (eggs and sperm) or in early embryonic development. Affected people typically have no history of the disorder in their family."

Treatment & Medications

Some of the treatments and medications there are for people that have prader-willi syndrome:

  • Humatrope inj
  • Nutropin AQ Subcutaneous
  • Saizen Subcutaneous
  • Genotropin Subcutaneous
  • Norditropin Nordiflex Subcutaneous
  • Tev-Tropin Subcutaneous

Background Information