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As of right now, there is no known cure for Prader-Willi Syndrome.
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A genetic disorder resulted in seven missing or unexpressed genes on chromosome 15
It is a disease of excessive eating and there is some link of some abnormal mind development.
It was discovered in 1863 by a Swiss Doctor named Labhart
There are no guidelines for preventing Prader-Willi syndrome. Prader-Willi Syndrome is a result of a genetic "error" that occurs at conception therefore there is nothing that …can be done to prevent it. Liken it to not being able to prevent hair color or eye color....two things that occur as a result of DNA at conception.
Life with Prader-Willi can be a difficult ride. Individuals with prader willi have a hard time ever feeling full. One of the scariest things is that someone with prader willi …can actually eat themselves to death if they do not control themselves. Individuals with prader-willi have been known to self mutilate (not all individuals, but some do). If someone with prader-willi chokes it is possible that they can throw up their insides. A lot of individuals with prader- willi are slightly mentally retarded, but not all. People with prader willi have weak muscle mass, short stature and have distinct facial features. A lot of individuals with prader-willi are obese because of the fact that they simply never feel full. There is a place that specializes in Prader-willi somewhere in Florida. The best thing to do if you know someone who has Prader-willi syndromo is support them, they really do have to struggle every single day with diets. Watch the kitchen..i know it sounds inhumane but in the long run it is for the best for the person with prader-willi, remember they can literally eat themselves to death because they never feel full. And someone with prader-willi should do some sort of exercises or physical therapy because they do have very low muscle mass. I worked with someone who had prader-willi and this is what I know.
PWS is usually not inherited in MOSt cases. It occur as random events and is caused by the deletion of chromosome 15.
Generally speaking, Prader-Willi Syndrome is not inherited. It is a random error/mutation to the 15th chromosome that occurs at conception. In around 70% of the cases, the mut…ation is a deletion (or microdeletion) of some of the genes on the 15th chromosome. In around 25% of the cases the error/mutation occurs because the baby gets 2 15th chromosomes from the mom instead of one from mom and one from dad, and since the genes that impact the symptoms of PWS should come from the dad if the child has 2 sets from the mom the genes are silent and therefore it is the same as though they were missing/deleted. In the rarest of cases PWS is caused by an imprinting error which can either occur randomly at conception or be passed from the father (who would not have PWS himself)....again this last kind is extremely rare. See Sources and Related Links for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) and more detailed information.
Prader-willi syndrome occurs due to genetic mutation, it is believed that parents with a genetic abnormality, uneffected by the syndrome, pass the mutation to their children. …Some studies suggest that the syndrome is due to missing genes in the paternal chromosome, but it may be a combination of both parents.
It is genetically mediated. (You can't catch it.) Obesity, in this syndrome, is difficult to treat. Chromosome 15 is affected.
If the physical characteristics are present genetic testing from a blood sample, for PWS is performed, including methylation testing and karyotyping.
No cure yet. Therapies to improve muscle tone and feeding techniques to improve weight gain. Strict control of food intake to prevent obesity (growth hormone therapy improves …muscle tone). Special education.
PWS affects approximately 1 in 10,000 to 25,000 live births. It is the most common genetic cause of life-threatening obesity. It affects both males and females. PWS can be see…n in all races and ethnic groups.
Prader-Willi Syndrome is a non-inherited genetic mutation/error that occurs at conception. It impacts males and females (pretty equally) and occurs across all races/ethnicitie…s. See related link
Prader-Willi Syndrome is neither dominant or recessive - it is simply a genetic anomaly that occurs at conception (it's not inherited - it just happens) where part of the 15th… chromosome that should be present/active is missing. This occurs either because it is totally missing (known as a deletion) or because the child gets 2 chromosome 15s from the mother (instead of 1 from mom and 1 from dad which is the way it should be) and therefore that part of chromosome 15 that should be active from the father is nonexistent (this is known as uniparental disomy).