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Best treatment for someone who has prader-willi syndrome?

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

Dr. Leslie Benson
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Prader Willi Syndrome (Definition)

Prader-Willi syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by excessive eating during childhood and extreme obesity. Other problems include speech delay, poor motor coordination and ...Read more


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

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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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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