Cat's Cry Syndrome

Cat’s cry syndrome, also called as Cri-du-chat or 5p minus syndrome, is caused by an incomplete chromosome number five. The absence of a certain part of the 5th chromosome leads to the cat-like cry among affected infants. Moreover, those with cat’s cry syndrome have intellectual disability, microcephaly, low birth weight, weak muscle tone, widely set eyes, and low-set ears. Unfortunately, some people with this chromosomal syndrome may also have congenital heart defects.

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