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Nondiagnosis of a newborn's condition results in developmental delays and huge costs.

Supplemental screening could have made a huge difference to a little boy's life. There are over 50 tests available for a variety of disorders, Kentucky only tests for four. A little boy's proprionic acidemia would have been discovered at birth if full testing had been done. He is now developmentally delayed by 8 to 18 months and tens of thousands of dollars continue to be spent on his treatment.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Wave 3

Related Disease Topics:

  • Proprionic acidemia

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About: Nondiagnosis of a newborn's condition results in developmental delays and huge costs.

Date: 7 June 2004

Source: Wave 3

Author: Lori Lyle

URL: http://www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=1923717&nav=0RZFNj3i

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