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| Published: December 25, 2019

A case study on Cri-Du-Chat syndrome: early intervention and rehabilitation

Ms Nainky Bhalla

Head Child Development Centre, Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences, SARS Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mr. Gaurav Thapliyal

Assistant Professor & Clinical Psychologist, IMH, SARS Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.004/20190704

DOI: 10.25215/0704.004

ABSTRACT

Cri-du-chat syndrome also known as crying cat syndrome is a rare genetic condition that is caused by the deletion of genetic material on the small arm of chromosome 5. It is a rare syndrome with reported incidence of 1 in 50000 live births.2 This is a case of 2 and half year old girl with be hypotonic, microcephaly, cat like crying, distinct facial dysmorphism, speech & cognition was affected, flat footed resulted in unstable gait and frequent falls. Child showed violent behavior with poor attention and concentration. An early diagnosis resulted in early intervention in motor, speech, psychological and pre academics skills at child development centre. This case is successfully managed with conservative rehabilitation plan preparing him for normal school.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.004/20190704

10.25215/0704.004

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 4, October-December, 2019