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Information for Health Professionals

Our Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board is made up of physicians and scientists from around the world and provides the rigorous scientific basis to our guidance. Please use this section to find information and guidance about how to approach the care and treatment of people with Prader-Willi syndrome.

For the most up to date information on the clinical features of PWS and how to diagnose the syndrome, please refer to the following article. Driscoll DJ, Miller JL, Cassidy SB. Prader-Willi Syndrome. [Updated 2023 Mar 9]. In: Adam MP, Mirzaa GM, Pagon RA, et al., editors. GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2023.

In particular, Figure 1 shows the comprehensive testing strategy to diagnose Prader-Willi syndrome and to establish the genetic mechanism.

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Guides for Doctors: Consensus Documents

An overview of the most common and serious medical issues affecting people with PWS and to provide a structure for the medical evaluation of their needs.

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Medical Alerts

The important considerations for routine or emergency medical treatment of a person with Prader-Willi syndrome.

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How and when to access diagnosis for PWS.

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Does your patient have PWS?

A simple guide to the key signs and symptoms.

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Important Medical Facts

An overview of key medical issues affecting people with Prader-Willi syndrome.

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Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board

Our Board is made up of physicians and experts from around the world. Find out more about who sits on this Board.

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Clinical Research

We support the undertaking of clinical trials.

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Research Papers

Selected peer-reviewed papers on Prader-Willi syndrome research.

Free Diagnosis

One of the corner-stones of our work is providing free diagnostic testing for PWS to families in countries
where this is currently not available locally.

What is PWS?

Translated Guides

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