Prader-Willi Syndorme is a non-inherited genetic disorder which is most often associated with an abnormality of the 15th chromosome. Prader-Willi Syndrome affects both sexes and is unrelated to race. Although its cause is yet unknown, it is estimated that Prader-Willi Syndrome occurs in approximately 1 in 10,000 births. Some of the characteristics of Prader-Willi Syndrome include developmental delays, short stature, small hands and feet, behavior problems, and an insatiable appetite due to the dysfunction of the hypothalmus. For more information contact the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association at 800-926-4797 or visit them online at www.pwsausa.org.
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