Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 11

A Rare Occurrence of Prader Willi Syndrome in a 9-Month-Old Tanzanian Girl: A Case Report

Abdul Rafey Usmani1, Zahra D Khan2 and Clement Kabakama3*

1Department of Pediatric, University of Dodoma Teaching Hospital, Tanzania
2Department of Cardiology, TMJ Multi Specialty Hospital, Tanzania
3Department of Internal Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Clement Kabakama, Department of Internal Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania.

Received: August 31, 2021; Published: October 23, 2021



Prader-Willi syndrome is a disarray caused by a depletion or disruption of genes in the proximal arm of chromosome 15 or by maternal disomy in the proximal arm of chromosome 15. In sub-sahara Africa the prevalence of Prader will syndrome is estimated to be is a rare genetic disorder with a birth incidence of 1/10,000 to 1/30,000, and an estimated prevalence of approximately 10,000 to 20,000 living individuals in the United States and Globally it is estimated to be for almost 2% of the paediatric patients with the Prader William syndrome. It affects males and females equally, as well as all races and ethnicities in Tanzania the epidemiology of Prader will syndrome is not yet to be documented and thus We report the first case being presented in sub-sahara Africa. To Our Patient since before diagnosed with (PWS) was well till the age of two months when she gradually started increasing in weight with time, as days elapsed the patient was constantly gaining weight, 2.9 kg at birth to 14 kg at 7 month. This Case Report discuss about the Rare incidence of occurrence of Prader William syndrome in Tanzania and its properly Diagnostic criteria interventions and treatment Management plan.

Keywords: Prader-Willi Syndrome; Paediatric; Tanzanian; Growth Hormone Replacement



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Citation: Clement Kabakama., et al. “A Rare Occurrence of Prader Willi Syndrome in a 9-Month-Old Tanzanian Girl: A Case Report”. Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 4.11 (2021): 27-30.


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