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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: cr | 2004/09/21

Q.

Caudal regression syndrome (Type 1)

My son who is 4 years old was diagnosed with the above syndrome earlier this year. We are currently doing stomach washouts but he still becomes constipated every couple of weeks and the medication takes up to a week to work - can you offer any advice or do you know of any experts in the field?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This syndrome implies that the nerves at the very end of the spine (caudal) are involved. This is a very rare diagnosis in children that can easily be confused with many other nerve abnormalities e.g. Hirsprung's disease. It is important that the person who made the diagnsosis must refer you to a specialist centre. It will be essential to confirm the diagnosis, before long term treatment plans are made. Treatment will include regular feed-back and follow-up as necessary.

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