Prader-Willi Syndrome

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What is Prader-Willi Syndrome?

Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. It is characterized by:

  • Developmental delays
  • Insatiable appetite leading to Overweight by age six
  • Mental disabilities
  • Incomplete sexual development
  • Short adult stature


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Prader-Willi Syndrome Causes
Causes
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Prader-Willi Syndrome Risk Factors
Risk Factors
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Prader-Willi Syndrome Diagnosis
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Screening for Prader-Willi Syndrome
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