Prader-Willi syndrome: an update and review for the primary pediatrician.

  title={Prader-Willi syndrome: an update and review for the primary pediatrician.},
  author={Christina Yingxian Chen and Jeannie Visootsak and Shelley K Dills and J. M. Graham},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  volume={46 7},
Prader-Willi syndrome, the first known human genomic imprinting disorder, is one of the most common micro-deletion syndromes. Prader-Willi syndrome is caused by the absence of certain paternally inherited genes on the long arm of chromosome 15, resulting in a complete absence of the active copy of the genetic information in this region. It is most commonly known for its food-related characteristics of hyperphagia, food-seeking behavior, and consequent obesity. Primary care physicians play an… CONTINUE READING


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