Haddad syndrome (HS) is a very rare disease considered a form of neurocristopathy. It is characterized by a combination of congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) and Hirschsprung’s disease (HD). We report the clinical features and disease progression of HS to provide better care for HS patients by achieving an earlier diagnosis and optimal treatment. Medical records of patients diagnosed with HS from 2005 to 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. Demographic data including gestational age, birth weight and height, and paired-like homeobox 2b (PHOX2B) gene mutation were collected.
HS may require lifelong medical care. This study could be helpful to understand the clinical features of HS including associated abnormalities and disease progression. By assisting to understand the clinical features, we could provide better care for HS patients by achieving an earlier diagnosis and appropriate treatment. To read the full report check here.