Prader–Willi syndrome

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A 1680 painting by Juan Carreno de Miranda of a girl presumed to have Prader–Willi syndrome[1]

Prader–Willi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. It causes obesity, slow sexual development and low intelligence. People with Prader–Willi syndrome also have a higher chance of getting diabetes mellitus, and cannot have children. They are hungry very often, and eat much more than other people. It was first described in 1956.[2] Prader-Willi syndrome is usually diagnosed with a genetic test. Prader-Willi syndrome has no cure. It can be treated with behavioural therapy.

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  1. Mary Jones. "Case Study: Cataplexy and SOREMPs Without Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Prader Willi Syndrome. Is This the Beginning of Narcolepsy in a Five Year Old?". European Society of Sleep Technologists. Retrieved April 6, 2009.
  2. "Prader-Labhardt-Willi syndrome". Whonamedit. Archived from the original on August 21, 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2022.