From PWS Notes
Revision as of 15:45, 28 November 2004 by DanKohn
Good overview information
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) - Briefly
- A genetic syndrome that is believed to be the most common genetic cause of obesity.
- Three genetic subtypes: deletion, uniparental disomy (UPD), and imprinting mutation.
- First stage of PWS is characterized by low tone (floppiness) and failure to thrive.
- Second stage of PWS is characterized by a lack of normal hunger and satiety responses.
- There is currently no cure for PWS.
- This Wiki is dedicated to the treatments, both conventional and unconventional, that are believed to improve the quality of life of PWS patients and their families.