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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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There are only a handful of cases in existing studies that have investigated clinical cri du chat syndrome cases, due to its characteristic as a rare disorder.
[1] P Cerruti Mainardi, "Cri du Chat syndrome," Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, vol.
Claire Jones with her daughter Hallie, who has Cri du Chat syndrome, also known as cat's cry syndromeMATTHEW HORWOOD
The money will go towards supporting Cri Du Chat sufferers and their families by providing them with the financial means to go on holiday with the medical support they need.
Sam was a 2.5-year-old Caucasian boy who had been diagnosed with Cri du Chat syndrome.
Jo is now patron of the Cri du Chat Society, as well as being a showbiz climber - but she often has Frances to stay and they still go out to buy the latest No 1 single.
About 15 per cent of Cri du Chat cases are genetic but in Rebecca's case it was sporadic, meaning it "just happened".
Unlike her sisters, Lexi was not a large baby and was diagnosed with Cri du Chat syndrome, sufferers of which are usually small, before a growth spurt showed she also had Marfan.
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).
But Matthew was diagnosed with the rare Cri du Chat syndrome - a genetic chromosome disorder affecting his physical and mental development.