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Prevalence of prader-willi syndrome in Western India

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Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Authors: Pankaj K. Gadhia, Salil N. Vaniawala
Int J Med Res Health Sci.2014;3(3):684-686 |  DOI: 10.5958/2319-5886.2014.00417.2

ABSTRACT

The prevalence of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) was studied using both classic cytogenetic and FISH techniques in referred cases of microdeletion 15q11-13 to our laboratory from Western India.  A total of 53 cases were registered, of which 08(15%) were found positive for Prader-Willi Syndrome i.e. 15q11-13 microdeletion syndrome. FISH technique found to be suitable and sensitive to confirm clinically diagnosed PWS.

Keywords: Prader-Willi syndrome, Western India, FISH, 15q11-13

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