Chromosome 5P-, Cri Du Chat Syndrome

5p- Syndrome is a chromosomal deletion disorder resulting in a wide spectrum of intellectual and developmental abilities. Each year in the United States, approximately 50 to 60 children are born with 5p- Syndrome, also known as Cri du Chat Syndrome. Symptoms vary greatly from case to case depending upon the exact size and location of the deleted genetic material. Common symptoms at birth include a high pitched cry, low birth weight, poor muscle tone, microcephaly, and potential medical complications

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