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What is prader-willi syndrome?

What is 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

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Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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What is prader willi syndrome?

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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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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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

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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 is it like to have prader-willi syndrome?

Horrible: Sounds like you're asking for an opinion, so I'll give you mine. I've treated several of these unfortunate patients, and I think it would be horrible to have PWS. ...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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How long does it take to heal prader willi syndrome?

Doesn't go away: Prader willi syndrome is a genetically linked syndrome that is set in motion at conception.The defect involved is permanent and will produce lifelong issues. ...Read more

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When do the first symptoms of prader-willi syndrome show up?

When do the first symptoms of prader-willi syndrome show up?

Newborn period: (or sooner - some babies can have abnormal findings detected on prenatal ultrasounds.) however, classically, the diagnosis is made in the newborn period due to low muscle tone, poor feeding and poor weight gain. The overeating characteristic of prader-willi begins in the toddler or preschool years. ...Read more

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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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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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When do the first symptoms of prader-willi syndrome appear. And how does this condition progress?

At birth : Children born with pws often have difficulties with tone from birth and therefore difficulty feeding. Boys may have undescended testes. Symptoms like insatiable appetite generally don't become apparent until the child is about 2-3 years-old. Pws patients are usually short and also have developmental delays. ...Read more

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During when do the first symptoms of prader-willi syndrome show up. And how does the condition progress?

Newborns with P-W: May be small for gestational age ; have difficulty feeding because of low muscle tone, moreso in neck muscles. Infants may present with " failure to thrive", short length, low muscle tone, almond-shaped eyes ; small hands ; feet. Males may have a small penis ; "hidden" tested. Hyperphagia (abnormally increased appetite) usually begins between 18 mos.-5 yrs. See http://www.Pwsausa.Org/syndrome/. ...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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Prader Willi Syndrome (Definition)

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