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Pediatric Prader-Willi Syndrome

Dallas

214-456-5959
Fax: 214-456-5963
Suite F4400

Plano

469-303-2400
Fax: 469-303-2407
Suite P4400

Park Cities

469-488-7000
Fax: 469-488-7001
Suite 106

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What is Pediatric Prader-Willi Syndrome?

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a genetic condition characterized by low muscle tone and difficulty learning and thinking. Additionally, children with PWS have an intense craving for food which can result in uncontrollable weight gain. Many children with PWS have challenging behaviors that can be helped with behavioral therapy and medications. Because of increased awareness and improvements in genetic tests, many doctors can make the diagnosis in infancy, allowing for early medical interventions.

In addition to a primary care physician, a treatment team may include a geneticist, endocrinologist, nutritionist, behavioral therapist, psychiatrist, orthopedist and neurologist.

Pediatric Prader-Willi Syndrome Doctors and Providers

Resources

More information is available through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.