Diagnosis Code 759.81
Information for Medical Professionals
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- Q87.1 - Congenital malform syndromes predom assoc w short stature (approximate) Approximate Flag
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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 759.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Dystrophy, dystrophia 783.9
- hypogenital, with diabetic tendency 759.81
- Prader-Labhart-Willi-Fanconi syndrome (hypogenital dystrophy with diabetic tendency) 759.81
- Prader-Willi syndrome (hypogenital dystrophy with diabetic tendency) 759.81
- Syndrome - SEE ALSO See Also
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- H3O 759.81
- HHHO 759.81
- hypotonia-hypomentia-hypogonadism-obesity 759.81
- Prader (-Labhart)-Willi (-Fanconi) 759.81
- Willi-Prader (hypogenital dystrophy with diabetic tendency) 759.81
- Willi-Prader syndrome (hypogenital dystrophy with diabetic tendency) 759.81
Information for Patients
Also called: PWS
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder. It causes poor muscle tone, low levels of sex hormones and a constant feeling of hunger. The part of the brain that controls feelings of fullness or hunger does not work properly in people with PWS. They overeat, leading to obesity.
Babies with PWS are usually floppy, with poor muscle tone, and have trouble sucking. Boys may have undescended testicles. Later, other signs appear. These include
- Short stature
- Poor motor skills
- Weight gain
- Underdeveloped sex organs
- Mild intellectual and learning disabilities
There is no cure for PWS. Growth hormone, exercise, and dietary supervision can help build muscle mass and control weight. Other treatments may include sex hormones and behavior therapy. Most people with PWS will need specialized care and supervision throughout their lives.
NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- Prader-Willi syndrome