Term Prader-Willi Syndrome
Code YF-3000.6800
Definition A rare, incurable genetic disorder that is characterized by short stature; lack of muscle tone, size and strength; poor motor skills; underdeveloped or small genitals; an insatiable appetite that can lead to obesity if untreated; mild intellectual disabilities; and learning disabilities. Babies with PWS are usually floppy with poor muscle tone, and have trouble suckling. Boys may have undescended testicles. Other signs appear later.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 11/21/12
Use References PWS
See Also References Intellectual Disabilities (YF-1800.5000)
External Classification Terms Musculoskeletal & Connective Tissue Diseases (NPC G02.14)
Nerve, Muscle & Bone Diseases (NTE G50)
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Bibliographic References "Prader-Willi Syndrome", Genetics Home Reference, Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions, A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=praderwillisyndrome

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