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Doctor insights on: Prader Willi Syndrome And Gluten Intolerance

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How do you diagnose prader willi syndrome?

How do you diagnose prader willi syndrome?

Dysmorphic features: Children with prader-willie syndrome have dysmorphic features and are hypotonic at birth. Initially have poor weight gain and later on develop obesity ' short stature, hypogonadism and developmntal delay. ...Read more

Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Prader Willi syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Prader Willi syndrome?

PWS: Genetic multisystem disorder characterized during infancy by lethargy, diminished muscle tone, feeding difficulties, poor weight gain and growth hormone deficiency. In childhood, features of this disorder include short stature, small genitals and an excessive appetite because affected individuals do not feel satisfied after completing a meal (satiety), leading to obesity and other disorders. ...Read more

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Can you tell on a karyotype if someone has prader-willi syndrome?

Sometimes: Prader-willi syndrome can be caused by a deletion in chromosome 15 that is visible on routine cytogenetic analysis. Other patents have a submicroscopic deletion that is only visible by fish analysis or cgh microarray. Still others have the syndrome because of uniparental disomy detectable by a methylation study. ...Read more

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Is there neonatal testing for prader-willi syndrome?

Is there neonatal testing for prader-willi syndrome?

Yes: Genetic test is available: chromosomal analysis, fish, pcr for the uniparental disomy 15. Methylation analysis, which determines the parent of origin of chromosome 15q will detect virtually all cases of the disorder and costs about half that of a chromosome analysis. However, it is not available everywhere. ...Read more

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Tips on prevention to prader-willi syndrome?

Tips on prevention to prader-willi syndrome?

No prevention: Unfortunately there are no ways to prevent prader-willi syndrome. This is a genetic syndrome with an abnormality on the 15th chromosome. If there is a concern for future children, genetic consultation will be a must. ...Read more

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Best treatment for someone who has prader-willi syndrome?

Supportive: Growth hormone, a structured environment, airway pressure for the sleep apnea. Sooner or later, we'll find the hormonal basis of the food cravings and be able to fix it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much does treatment help for someone who has prader-willi syndrome?

PRADER-WILLI: Sx are failure to thrive, hypotonia, uncontrollable hyperphagia, obesity, short stature with androgen deficiency.Cryptorchidism is corrected early, androgen replacement by injections are done for delayed puberty. Treatments are all directed to restore hypogonadism. ...Read more

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Is prader willi syndrome hereditary?

Not typically: Prader willi is most commonly a random genetic abnormality that occurs early in development of fetus. There is usually no history of the disease in the family. ...Read more

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What are features of prader willi syndrome?

H3O: Hyperphagia (voracious appetite), hypotonia (low muscle tone), hypopigmentation (light colored), and obesity are classic pictures of prader-willi syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the tests for prader-willi syndrome?

What are the tests for prader-willi syndrome?

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

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What are the symptoms of prader willi syndrome?

Thanks for asking!: Poor muscle tone, lack of eye coordination, poor sucking, weak cry during infancy. Behavioral problems, developmental delay, obesity in childhood. ...Read more

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Could you give me info on prader willi syndrome.?

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 more

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How to tell if someone has prader-willi syndrome?

DNA testing: Pws is certainly suspected in obese child with severe hypotonia and hygonadism. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are different types of prader-willi syndrome?

Do you know if there are different types of prader-willi syndrome?

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

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Need a simple explaination for this. What is prader-willi syndrome?

70% of cases of P-W: Occur when the paternal chromosome 15 genes q11-q13 are missing. In 25%, the entire paternal chromosome 15 is missing ; both come from mother. Rarely, in <5%, father's genes are present but their activity has been turned off by faulty "imprinting", which can be either accidental ; not hereditary or from the genes he inherited from his mother, with a 50% chance of p-w for each child he has. ...Read more

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What are the stigmata of prader-willi syndrome?

Many: Prader willi one can have feeding problems as infant and be very floppy or decreasesd tone. They often have small hands and feet, almond shaped eyes and mental retardation. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is prader-willi syndrome?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is prader-willi syndrome?

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

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How do babies with prader willi syndrome develop over the first few months?

How do babies with prader willi syndrome develop over the first few months?

Low muscle tone: Babies with prader-willi typically have low muscle tone. Because of that, they can have poor feeding, poor weight gain, and delays reaching their motor milestones. The overeating which is characteristic of prader-willi doesn't begin until sometime after a year of age. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Angelman syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome?

Angelman vs. Prader: Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes are the two genetic disorders of the 15q11 chromosomal region. People with Prader-Willi inherited the abnormal chromosome from father, while those with Angelman syndrome inherited from mother. ...Read more

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Food Intolerance (Definition)

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Prader Willi Syndrome (Definition)

A genetic disorder that causes obesity, intellectual disability, and shortness in height. ...Read more