Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
On 9th May each year, people commemorate the Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) Awareness Day. CdLS is a multiple congenital anomalies syndrome characterized by a distinctive facial appearance, prenatal and postnatal growth deficiency, feeding difficulties, psychomotor delay, behavioral problems, and associated malformations mainly involving the upper extremities. Most cases of CdLS result from de novo gene mutations and occur in people with no family history of the condition. No treatment is available for the syndrome, but treatment is based on alleviating the symptoms present in each patient. The CdLS Foundation in USA encourages a variety of awareness raising activities throughout the month of May in honor of the CdLS Awareness Day1.
Sources: 1. Raise Awareness | CdLS Foundation. CdLS Foundation. https://www.cdlsusa.org/raise-awareness/. Published 2020. Accessed May 8, 2020.