Unformatted text preview: Although some case occur when there is a rearrangement of chromosome 5 called a translocation which is passed on to the baby. This syndrome may account for up to 1% of individuals with severe mental retardation. There are some other tests that may be done to determine the presence of Cir du chat. Doctor's may look for an inguinal hernia which occurs in the groin. They may also look for separated abdominal muscles, low muscle tone, or extra folds of skin on the inside of the eye. Genetic tesing may be done to determine if there is a missing part of chromosome 5. This will determine wether or not the child has Cri du chat. A head x-ray may also show an abnormal angle at the base of the skull. https://health.google.com/health/ref/Cri+du+chat+syndrome http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001593.htm...
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- Spring '10
- Biology, Down syndrome, severe mental retardation, cri du chat, du chat syndrome