Prader-Willi syndrome

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Prader-Willi syndrome

Synonyms: Prader-Labhart-Willi syndrome

A rare genetic neurodevelopmental syndrome characterized by hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction with severe hypotonia and feeding deficits during the neonatal period followed by an excessive weight gain period with hyperphagia with a risk of severe obesity during childhood and adulthood learning difficulties deficits of social skills and behavioral problems or severe psychiatric problems.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http: //www.orphadata.org. Data version September 2023.

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Advocacy Organizations

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USA

Email: [email protected] Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) is an organization of families and professionals working together to raise awareness, offer support, provide education and advocacy, and promote and fund research to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome. Medical Counselors connect doctors to patients and provide travel money to families. This organization has a parent mentoring program, local chapters in states, and offers many services to families.

Clinical Trials

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