5p deletion

What is 5p deletion syndrome (Cri du Chat)?

5p deletion syndrome (Cri du Chat) is caused by a deletion of a piece of chromosome 5. Signs and symptoms include a high-pitched cry, intellectual disability, distinctive facial features, small head size, low birth weight and weak muscle tone in infancy. Most individuals have difficulty with language. The symptoms vary among individuals.

How common is 5p deletion syndrome (Cri du Chat)?

5p deletion syndrome occurs in 1 in 20,000 to 1 in 50,000 births. This condition is found in people of all ethnic backgrounds. http://omim.org/entry/123450

How is 5p deletion syndrome (Cri du Chat) treated?

There is no treatment for the underlying condition of 5p deletion syndrome (Cri du Chat). Treatment and management for patients who have this condition are specific to each individual and is likely to include medical specialists to address speech and language needs, feeding problems and global developmental delays.