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Cri du Chat Syndrome


Synonyms of Cri du Chat Syndrome
  • 5p-Syndrome
  • Cat's Cry Syndrome
  • Chromosome 5, Monosomy 5p
  • Chromosome 5p-Syndrome
  • Le Jeune Syndrome
  • Partial Deletion of the Short Arm of Chromosome 5 Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Cri du Chat Syndrome, a rare chromosomal disorder that is apparent at birth, is characterized by a distinctive high, shrill, mewing, kitten-like cry during infancy. This distinctive cry can become less pronounced during late infancy. Other findings and symptoms may include low birth weight and failure to grow at the expected rate (failure to thrive); distinctive abnormalities of the head and face (craniofacial area) including an unusually small head (microcephaly), widely spaced eyes (ocular hypertelorism), and an unusually small jaw (micrognathia); and mental retardation. Cri du Chat Syndrome is caused by the absence of genetic material (deletion) on the short arm (p) of chromosome 5.

    Organizations related to Cri du Chat Syndrome
    • 5p- Society
      PO Box 268
      Lakewood CA 90714-0268
      Phone #: 562-804-4506
      800 #: 888-970-0777
      e-mail: director@fivepminus.org
      Home page: http://www.fivepminus.org
    • Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc.
      P.O. Box 724
      Boca Raton FL 33429-0724
      Phone #: 561-395-4252
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@chromodisorder.org
      Home page: http://www.chromodisorder.org
    • Cri Du Chat Syndrome Support Group
      7 Penny Lane
      Leicester Intl LE9 8HJ
      Phone #: 014-55 -841680
      800 #: --
      e-mail: angie@@@criduchat.co.uk
      Home page: http://www.personal.u-net.com/~cridchat
    • Department of Human Genetics/Cri du Chat
      Virginia Commonwealth University
      Richmond VA 23298-0033
      Phone #: 804-828-8116
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • Let Them Hear Foundation
      1900 University Ave #101
      East Palo Alto CA 94303
      Phone #: 650-462-3143
      800 #: 877-735-2929
      e-mail: info@letthemhear.org
      Home page: http://www.letthemhear.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
      1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-428-7100
      800 #: 888-663-4637
      e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
      Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
    • The Arc (a national organization on mental retardation)
      1010 Wayne Ave
      Silver Spring MD 20910
      Phone #: 301-565-3842
      800 #: 800-433-5255
      e-mail: info@thearc.org
      Home page: http://www.thearc.org/



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html