Cri-du-Chat Syndrome

Cri-du-Chat syndrome is the result of a segmental aneuploid deletion of the distal portion of the short arm (2n=46,5p-) of Chromosome 5. Symptoms include a characteristic high-pitched cry ("cat cry"), low birth weight, poor muscle tone, microcephaly, and mental retardation. Children respond well to the home environment, and institutionalization is now less common.

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Abby Nichole Tanner

Abby, Nichole, & Tanner

Figure 2002 by Griffiths et al.; all text material 2013 by Steven M. Carr