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Prader-Willi syndrome: A primer for clinicians

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Author(s): Cataletto Mary | Angulo Moris | Hertz Gila | Whitman Barbara

Journal: International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology
ISSN 1687-9848

Volume: 2011;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 12;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Abstract The advent of sensitive genetic testing modalities for the diagnosis of Prader-Willi syndrome has helped to define not only the phenotypic features of the syndrome associated with the various genotypes but also to anticipate clinical and psychological problems that occur at each stage during the life span. With advances in hormone replacement therapy, particularly growth hormone children born in circumstances where therapy is available are expected to have an improved quality of life as compared to those born prior to growth hormone. This manuscript was prepared as a primer for clinicians-to serve as a resource for those of you who care for children and adults with Prader-Willi syndrome on a daily basis in your practices. Appropriate and anticipatory interventions can make a difference.
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