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
katie.evans7@nhs.net

Chris Gale
Academic Neonatologist and Neonatal Society Meeting Secretary

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Keywords
bone marrow failure; pancytopenia; Shwachman-Diamond syndrome; EFL1; trio exome sequencing
Key points
  1. Standard antenatal genetic testing does not exclude a molecular diagnosis of SDS.
  2. Consider SDS in neonates with pancyto-penia and possible skeletal dysplasia.

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