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Cri du Chat Syndrome


     Cri du Chat Syndrome (also known as 5p minus syndrome, chromosome 5p deletion syndrome, or Lejeune's syndrome) is a genetic disorder arising from a deletion of genetic material. It affects roughly 1 in 50,000 births, causes severe mental and physical disabilities, and is slightly more common in females.[1]


For more information on Cri du Chat Syndrome, visit the website of the 5P- Society.









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  1. Ivison, Bob. "What is Cri du Chat ?." Cri du Chat Support Group of Australia Inc.. 9 Mar. 2007. 26 Oct. 2009 .

Comments (21)

rryoung@... said

at 10:02 am on Oct 29, 2009

With your footnote being next to teh title - you are stating that EVERYTHING on this page came from this one source. Is that what you want? Did your YouTube video come from that source, too?

Sara Adams said

at 5:56 pm on Nov 3, 2009

good video...i thought it was interesting that many are born without a nasal bone and that most have parents that are unaffected.

Callie Parker said

at 10:12 am on Nov 4, 2009

I really like the picture of the palmar crease on you Characteristics, I didnt know what that was until i saw the picture.

Dylan Caudill said

at 10:23 am on Nov 4, 2009

All of your pages are really detailed and give a lot of information. I especially liked the development page because the pictures really helped illustrate the developmental issues you were describing.

Alexandrea Schwent said

at 10:26 am on Nov 4, 2009

I like your genetics page set up. I like how you have some info then the picture to decribe where it effects the chromosome. Then also where it is on the karyotype

Amanda Jones said

at 10:31 am on Nov 4, 2009

I really liked the links you have on the characteristics page to the two-year kid with your disease, it helps bring an emotional aspect to the wiki. Your video-if we could see it would add alot to the front page.

Taylor Heidorn said

at 10:31 am on Nov 4, 2009

I like how you have what the cry sounds like on your characteristics page. I had no ideal that was what it sounded like until i heard that.

Julie Swihart said

at 10:36 am on Nov 4, 2009

I like how your development page lists problems the patient will have. I also like how you show pictures pertaining to each of these problems.

Joshua Miller said

at 10:39 am on Nov 4, 2009

good page set up. i liked the <<<back link. the noise sounds like something from the exercist

Tyler Lasky said

at 10:44 am on Nov 4, 2009

The noise is adds a lot more to this page overall. The page setup is fairly simple and sometimes too generic. All information is displayed in an organized manner.

Derrick Roach said

at 10:45 am on Nov 4, 2009

Although there wasn't a whole lot of info in the Development page, the pictures were great. The chromosome 5 picture clearly defined main regions of importance. Very beneficial.

Andrew Lowhorn said

at 10:13 am on Nov 5, 2009

Interesting that Jerome Lejeune was considered a saint yet devoted his life to this disease instead of a church.

Joshua Miller said

at 10:13 am on Nov 5, 2009

all of the traits were interesting, i wouldve enjoyed hearing more about the failure to thrive. like why do they have a lack of apetite

William Etienne said

at 10:21 am on Nov 5, 2009

The developments page was very disturbing. My stomach is not feeling well right now because that page was so disgusting. The speaking issues picture wasnt too bad but from the on some of the physical limitation pictures were hard to look at. The scoliosis picture is still stuck in mind. (Thanks to these picture i wont forget the symptons for a while.)

Ashley Gonzalez said

at 10:33 am on Nov 5, 2009

I did not know that their voices would deepen as they go into adulthood, but their cat-like cry will still be carried with them....that's interesting but sad.

Alysse Gatmaitan said

at 10:49 am on Nov 5, 2009

Throughout the entire wiki you used very sophisticated diction. It really seems like an AP level project. Also, on the genetics page you did a good job tying the information to what we have learned in class. The karyotype and deletion are all things we have learned about.

Nathan Jeffers said

at 10:50 am on Nov 5, 2009

Adding the "cry of the cat sound" really adds to your wiki in understanding other impaired physical abilities besides like the way they look. Also adding the picture of the chromosome arm and specify what chromosome it is and its location on it helps, the karyotype also helps show how much is actually being deleted.

Tyler Lasky said

at 10:51 am on Nov 5, 2009

It is incredible that the patients can be so socially active despite a malformed larynx as well as other issues that cause them to be "slow." Although I don't know when I began to walk, I imagine that learning to walk at age 6 would be quite the challenge.

Derrick Roach said

at 10:56 am on Nov 5, 2009

does it affect the long arm of chromosome 5 at all? do all cri du chat sufferers have the cat-like cry or are there exceptions?

Joshua Miller said

at 11:07 am on Nov 5, 2009

What makes there palms different? doesnt everyone hace creases in their palms?

Kaleigh Volpp said

at 11:10 am on Nov 5, 2009

So some people with this disease never learn to talk, but they still cry? It's interesting that the only treatment is different kinds of therapy. I also like your front page, its very clean.

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