It is possible that the main title of the report Cri du Chat Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- Cat's Cry Syndrome
- Lejeune syndrome
- 5p- syndrome
Cri du chat syndrome (CdCS or 5p-) is a rare genetic disorder in which a variable portion of the short arm of chromosome 5 is missing or deleted (monosomic). Symptoms vary greatly from case to case depending upon the exact size and location of the deleted genetic material. Common symptoms include a distinctive cry that resembles the mewing of a cat, characteristic facial features, slow growth, and microcephaly, a condition that indicates that head circumference is smaller than would be expected for an infant's age and sex. Affected children also exhibit delays in the acquisition of skills requiring the coordination of muscular and mental activities (psychomotor disability) and moderate to severe intellectual disability. Additional symptoms affecting different organ systems of the body can also occur. Most cases are thought arise from spontaneous (de novo) genetic errors very early in embryonic development.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
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Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc.
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Department of Human Genetics/Cri du Chat
Medical College of Virginia
P.O. Box 980033
Richmond, VA 23298
Cri Du Chat Syndrome Support Group
PO Box 3408
Norwich, NR3 3WE
UNIQUE - Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group
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Surrey, CR3 5GN
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation of Smiles
2044 Michael Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
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