Genetic aspects of admissions to a paediatric intensive care unit

D R FitzPatrick, C H Skeoch, J L Tolmie

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Abstract

Of 821 consecutive admissions to a paediatric intensive care unit, 47 (5.7%) were for chromosomal or monogenic disorders. These patients had more readmissions, longer mean stays, and a higher mortality rate than the group as a whole. In two of the four cases that died of single gene disorders, failure to store DNA made genetic counseling difficult.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-41
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Volume66
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1991

Keywords

  • Child
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units, Pediatric
  • Length of Stay
  • Patient Admission
  • Recurrence
  • Scotland

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