Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN)
Newborn Screening Conditions / Disorders
Minnesota screens newborns for more than 50 medical conditions and disorders that will affect an infant's health if left undetected. Through Newborn Screening, disorders affecting the metabolic, endocrine and blood systems, as well as an infant's ability to breathe, hear, or to digest food properly are identified. Physicians work closely with parents to carefully manage these conditions and disorders once they are detected.
Look below to find information for several of the disorders identified through newborn screening.
|Conditions / Disorders||Abbreviation|
|Hearing Level / Hearing Loss||-|
|Sickle Cell Disease||SCD|
|Alpha Thalassemia||a thal|
|Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia||CAH|
Each newborn in Minnesota is screened for over 50 disorders. For a complete list of the disorders click on the following link:
Health Condition Fact Sheets Children and Youth with Special Health Needs has also developed a series of fact sheets for some of the most common birth defects. The fact sheets provide information such as a general description of the condition, prevalence, common associated conditions, short and long-term treatment and outcomes, common complications and implications for children's development.
|Updated Tuesday, 04-Sep-2012 13:50:04 CDT|