Selective Screening for Metabolic Disorders in the Slovenian Pediatric Population

  title={Selective Screening for Metabolic Disorders in the Slovenian Pediatric Population},
  author={Barbka Repi{\vc} Lampret and Simona Murko and Mojca Žerjav Tan{\vs}ek and Katarina Trebu{\vs}ak Podkraj{\vs}ek and Maru{\vs}a Debeljak and Andra{\vz} {\vS}mon and Tadej Battelino},
  booktitle={Journal of medical biochemistry},
BACKGROUND Inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) are disorders with a block in the metabolic pathway caused by a genetic defect of a specific enzyme. Although each of these diseases is quite rare, as a group they account for a significant proportion of newborn and childhood morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis is important to prevent complications or even death of the child. Selective screening is an important diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of IEM. METHODS In Slovenia, symptomatic patients… CONTINUE READING


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