cri du chat syndrome

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cri du chat syndrome

[‚krē dü ′shä ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
An inherited condition characterized by mental subnormality, physical abnormalities, and the emitting of a flat, toneless, catlike cry in infancy.
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Ryan has booked a stall at the Merseyside Comic Con event in November where he plans to sell Star Wars figurines and models to raise money for the Cri Du Chat charity.
At first, Raeann focused on creating jewelry that would raise awareness for cri du chat.
Ian Lucas MP Ann and Gareth Parry with Callum, nine, and Matthew, five, who suffers from Cri du Chat syndrome, at home in Rhostyllen Picture: HADYN IBALL
Besinci kromozomun kisa kolundaki delesyon sonucu ortaya cikan Cri du chat sendromu, nadir bir kromozomal hastaliktir.
Jo is patron of the Cri du Chat Society and she carries the gene, which gives her a one- in-10 chance of conceiving a handicapped child.
It was discovered that Jo's father, Martin, an electrician, carried the gene that causes cri du chat (cat's cry) syndrome, so called because affected babies mew like cats.
There are something like 100 Down's Syndrome children born for every one with Cri du Chat.
Another thing keeping Jo out of the house is the charity work she does as an ambassador for Mencap, inspired by her own sister Frances, who has Cri Du Chat syndrome (a rare genetic disorder that can result in severe learning difficulties).