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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.