Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a syndrome of multiple congenital anomalies characterized by a distinctive facial appearance, prenatal and postnatal growth deficiency, feeding difficulties, psychomotor delay, behavioural problems, and associated malformations that mainly involve the upper extremities.
HOW IS CORNELIA DE LANGE SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A general physician would guide on taking certain tests along with physically examining the child. There are various forms of psychological testing available too that help in determining the same.
HOW IS CORNELIA DE LANGE SYNDROME TREATED?
The treatment consists of early intervention that will also support better development with the help of physical therapy and speech therapy. Also, therapy will be carried out for development of the fine motors skills as well as basic cognition and memory of the child.
DID YOU KNOW?
The first documented case of Cornelia de Lange Syndrome was in the year 1916, which was followed another reporting of a Dutch paediatrician named Cornelia Catharina de Lange, after whom the disease is named