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More on Prader-Willi Syndrome

by Kathy Jones on July 26, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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 More on Prader-Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi Syndrome is an uncommon genetic disorder that results from issues in genes on chromosome 15.

Infants with Prader-willi syndrome have poor muscle tone and lack of appetite as there are problems with suckling. Later on after one year of life other symptoms being to appear including centrally distributed obesity, small mouth, almond-shaped eyes and short stature with small hands and feet.

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Another important feature is the uncontrolled appetite, which again leads to obesity.

Early diagnosis is essential in children with PWS, which can allow interventional treatments to control hunger and increase physical activity. With the right management, kids can lead a normal life although there is no cure for this disease. However, nothing can help control appetite in those with Prader-Willi syndrome.


Source: Medindia
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