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Cri du chat syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • 5p deletion syndrome
  • 5p minus syndrome
  • 5p- syndrome
  • Cat cry syndrome
  • Chromosome 5p deletion syndrome
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How might cri du chat syndrome be treated?

While there is no specific treatment available for cri du chat syndrome, early intervention is recommended in the areas of physical therapy (achieving physical and motor milestones such as sitting and standing up), communication (speech therapy, sign language instruction), behavioral modification (for hyperactivity, short attention span, aggression), and learning (special education).[1] Because symptoms may vary from individual to individual, we recommend discussing these options with a health care professional to develop a personalized plan for therapy.
Last updated: 5/6/2011

  1. Chen H. Cri-du-chat Syndrome Treatment and Management. eMedicine. May 2009; Accessed 5/6/2011.