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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In the cri du chat syndrome, dysphagia is frequently observed in young children occurring since their neonatal period.
A recent analysis of age distribution (January 2017) on the Italian and German Databases for Cri du Chat syndrome is reported in Figure 1.
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
If Jo does get pregnant, she will undergo testing to see if her unborn child has cri du chat syndrome. Her sister Frances, 38, has the genetic condition and Jo is a carrier.
The parents of a child with Cri du Chat syndrome implemented a graduated guidance procedure that the mother had read about in the training manual, Teaching developmentally disabled children: The ME book (Lovaas et al., 1981).
Cri du Chat Syndrome sufferer Rebecca Stokes (centre) with her mother Angela, sister Charlotte and brother Sam
Cri du Chat syndrome, also known as cat's cry syndrome, is caused by part of a missing chromosome and affects around one in 50,000 births.