Cri Du Chat Syndrome. Lindsey Kim. Cri Du Chat is the loss or deletion of a significant portion of the genetic material from the short arm of one of the pair of number five chromosomes.
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Cri Du Chat is the loss or deletion of a significant portion of the genetic material from the short arm of one of the pair of number five chromosomes.
Doctors most often identify cri-du-chat by the infant's cat-like cry. Other signs are microcephaly, poor muscle tone, and mental retardation.
It is also possible to test for cri-du-chat (and other chromosomal abnormalitites) while the baby is still in its mother's womb. They can either test a tiny sample of tissue from outside the sac where the baby develops (chorionic villus sampling (CVS)), or they can test a sample of the amniotic fluid (amniocentesis).
The most distinctive characteristic about CDC is the distinctive high-pitched, monotone, cat-like cry.
Downward slant to the eyes
Small head (microcephaly)
Widely spaced eyes (hypertelorism)
Partial webbing or fusing of fingers or toes
Low birth weight and slow growth
Low set ears
Small receding chin (micrognathia)
Distinctive palmar creases (creases on the palms of the hands)
Folds of skin over the upper eyelid (epicanthic folds)
Low broad nasal bridgeSymptoms:
Slow or incomplete development of motor skills
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