Prader–Willi syndrome is a genetic disorder due to loss of function of specific genes. In newborns symptoms include weak muscles, poor feeding, and slow. Often the forehead is narrow, hands and feet small, height short, skin light in color, and those affected are unable to have children. when part of the fathers chromosome 15 is deleted. Copies of chromosome 15 from their mother and none from their father. PWS is not generally inherited but instead the genetic changes happen during the formation of the egg, sperm, or in early development. There are no known risk factors. Prader–Willi syndrome has no cure. In newborns feeding difficulties may be supported with feeding tubes.
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