Results of 10 years of screening of newborn infants for inherited metabolic diseases in the province of Limburg (Belgium)

Greven-Brauns, G.; Mulkens, E.

Archives Belges de Medecine Sociale Hygiene Medecine du Travail et Medecine Legale. Belgisch Archief van Sociale Geneeskunde Hygiene Arbeidsgeneeskunde en Gerechtelijke Geneeskunde 37(8): 516-519

1979


ISSN/ISBN: 0003-9578
PMID: 550724
Document Number: 4554
In the province of Limburg, all newborn babies are screened for metabolic anomalies : for amino-acidopathies since 1968, for galactosemia since 1974 and for mucoviscidosis since 1978. On 127,676 newborns, there were 12 cases of phenylketonuria and 3 other inherited anomalies. A meaningful policy of the government on neonatal screening necessarily requires a good organization, to put together the screening data, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.

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Results of 10 years of screening of newborn infants for inherited metabolic diseases in the province of Limburg (Belgium)