Cri du chat syndrome
In 1963, Jerome Lejeune and his team was first to report regarding infants making a cat-like cry (likened to the meowing of a Parisian cat). Hence, the name: cri du chat -- which is a French term, meaning cat-cry.
Children with cri du chat syndrome show significant delay in mental development, low birth weight, and physical malformations (e.g. microcephaly, hypertelorism, micrognathia, wide eyes, and skin tags near the eye).
- cat cry syndrome
- chromosome 5p deletion syndrome
- Lejeune’s syndrome