Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership: help wanted

Katie Evans
Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership Project Co-ordinator and Clinical Research Fellow in Neonatal Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Chris Gale
Academic Neonatologist and Neonatal Society Meeting Secretary

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Haddad syndrome; facial paralysis; Hirschsprung’s disease; Ondine syndrome; congenital central hypoventilation syndrome; neurocristopathies
Key points
  1. Haddad syndrome is a rare condition comprising CCHS associated with Hirschsprung’s disease.
  2. The patient discussed here presented with most of the clinical features of Haddad syndrome plus a novel manifestation – facial paralysis.

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