USMLE

Cri du Chat Syndrome

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Chromosomal Abnormalities
  1. Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
  2. Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18)
  3. Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13)
  4. Klinefelter Syndrome
  5. Turner Syndrome
  6. Williams Syndrome
  7. Cri du Chat Syndrome
  8. Imprinting

Cri-du-chat Syndrome is caused by a deletion on the short arm of chromosome 5.

This deletion leads to a number of characteristic symptoms in infants, including microcephaly, developmental delay, cardiac abnormalities (commonly VSD), and a high-pitched mewing cry, giving rise to the name “cry of the cat” (cri-du-chat).

Find Cri-du-chat Syndrome and more Chromosomal Abnormalities among Pixorize's visual mnemonics for the USMLE Step 1 and NBME Shelf Exams.