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Cri du Chat Syndrome

What is Cri du Chat Syndrome ?

Cri du Chat Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder due to a missing portion of the short arm on chromosome 5.

 

Cri du Chat Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder due to a missing portion of the short arm on chromosome 5.
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Cri du Chat Syndrome is caused by a missing portion of the short arm on chromosome 5.
It is important that parents ask for help. Although medical staff may have little or no experience with infants with CDCS they will have extensive experience in dealing with hypotonic and low birth weight babies with feeding problems. with the help of early therapeutic interventions, most children will eventually reach major milestones including learning to sit up, crawl, walk, and eat independently. What is important to remember is that every CDCS child is unique and not all children will perform at the same level at exactly the same time. Both children and adults with this syndrome are usually friendly and happy, and enjoy social interaction. With early and consistent educational intervention, as well as physical and language therapy, children with 5p- Syndrome are capable of reaching their fullest potential and can lead full and meaningful lives.
Diagnosis of Cri du Chat Syndrome has not been added yet.
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Early intervention as soon as possible. These include occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy,and early education. The following are known to help: Horse therapy has been known to be of help along with Aqua therapy, PROMPT therapy, feeding therapy, ABA therapy, and many others. Each child is different and the childs needs need to be met along with a bit of challenge.
Both children and adults with this syndrome are usually friendly and happy, and enjoy social interaction. With early and consistent educational intervention, as well as physical and language therapy, children with 5p- Syndrome are capable of reaching their fullest potential and can lead full and meaningful lives.
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Hi! Created by kc0509
Last updated 20 Feb 2010, 02:19 AM

Posted by kc0509
20 Feb 2010, 02:19 AM

Hi, I picked this community because it is close to my son's diagnosis. He has a 5p deletion and the geneticist was pretty sure he had Cri du Chat but it turns out he has partial trisomy 11 as well as the 5p deletion (unbalanced translocation). So, hope you don't mind me hopping in here. My little guy will be 5 in April. He is pretty significantly delayed, more so I think than most kids with cri du chat. He started walking last summer, but he still prefers to crawl in the house. He doesn't feed himself and needs food pureed. He used to say about 10 words but lost his speech around age 3. It turns out that he has progressive hearing loss and wears hearing aids now. He also has reactive airway disease, seizures, a couple heart surgeries, hernias, and so forth. More importantly, he is just about the sweetest, cutest little man you could ever meet and he gives big hugs to everyone in reach. That's a little bit of our story. I'd love to hear yours, especially anything you can share about speech and feeding. Thanks! -Dawn

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