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Behavior Management For Prader Willi Syndrome
Genetic anomaly: Kids with prader willi syndrome usually obtain the genetic analy from the paternal gene. It is characterized by problems with muscle tone, even noticeable during pregnancy, also due to this difficulty feeding , poor weight gain, as infants. This changes after age 2 when kids develop over eating that can lead to morbid obesity. Also found are; scoliosis, cognitive problems, delayed puberty, etc. ...Read more
A genetic disorder: Usually from a deletion of a gene on the chromosome 15 inherited from the father, it can also come from having both chr 15's from the mother or both acting as if they came from mother. Infants have low muscle tone & trouble gaining weight; food craving & weight gain start about 18 mos. They have congenital anomalies, intellectual disability, compulsive behavior, & medical problems due to obesity. ...Read more
See below:: High resolution chromosomal analysis; fish (stands for fluorescence in situ hybridization, often done at the same time as a chromosome analysis); and new molecular tests: dna methylation test (confirms or rules out pws as a diagnosis, with over 99% accuracy);dna polymorphism studies (done to detect upd-uniparental disomy, requires blood samples from both parents and child for best accuracy). ...Read more
Needs a specialist: The syndrome occurs when genes on chromosome 15 are deleted or fail to express in 1 per 25,000 births. It can be recognized and helped by a genetics or endocrinology specialist and services to assist with problems such as excessive appetite, obesity, muscle weakness and developmental delay. Also see www.//pwsusa.org for support from the Prader Willi Association. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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