What is cri-du-chat syndrome?

Also known as: cri du chat syndrome, cat’s cry syndrome, 5p minus syndrome

Cri-du-chat syndrome is a rare genetic condition. It gets its name from the infant’s high-pitched cry, which sounds like a cat. Other symptoms include low birth weight, slow growth, downward slanting eyes, intellectual disability, webbed fingers or toes, abnormal ears, skin tags, small head, wide-set eyes and more.

Reviewed by: Katherin Schain, M.S., CGC

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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