- Q How can cri du chat syndrome be prevented?
The only way to prevent cri du chat syndrome is for conception not to take place among people who have a abnormal chromosome arrangement or translocation. However, most chromosomal deletions happen in the sperm or egg randomly, without the abnormal... Full Answer
- Q How is cri du chat syndrome diagnosed?
Prior to birth, fetal testing, such as amniocentesis, may be used to detect chromosomal abnormalities. Immediately after birth, cri du chat syndrome is often suspected from the high-pitched cry that the baby produces. Physical signs may be used as well,... Full Answer
- Q What is cri du chat syndrome?
Cri du chat syndrome is a rare disorder resulting from a missing piece of chromosome 5, which causes several genes to be missing from an individual's DNA. Infants with this disorder often produce a cry that sounds like a cat, hence the name, which... Full Answer