Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

NNAP can help neonatal units to plan improvement

Of the 750,000 babies born each year in England, Scotland and Wales, nearly 105,000 receive specialist neonatal care. The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) supports professionals, families and commissioners in their efforts to evolve and improve the care provided to these babies.

Sam Oddie
Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Lead for the National Neonatal Audit Programme
nnap@rcpch.ac.uk
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Keywords
congenital nephrotic syndrome; genetics congenital renal abnormality;
Key points
  1. It is important to further investigate any symptoms that do not fit with an initial diagnosis.
  2. The genetic basis for congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) is becoming better defined and testing is more readily available.
  3. The NPHS1 gene encodes nephrin and is implicated in autosomal recessive Finnish-type CNS.
  4. CNS can also be caused by genetic defects in NPHS2, LAMB2 and WT1 genes.