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Health, well-being of children with Hirschsprung’s disease seriously impaired


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Archives of Disease in Childhood
Reuters Health - 07/12/2020 - Life for 5- to 8-year-olds with Hirschsprung's disease (HD), a rare congenital intestinal disease, often includes fecal incontinence, multiple surgeries and an impaired quality of life, according to a new study from the U.K. and Ireland. About one in five of almost 200 children without stoma in the population-based cohort required enemas or rectal or colonic washouts to maintain voluntary bowel movements, and more than half were fecally incontinent, researchers report in Archives of Disease in Childhood. What's more, nearly half underwent at least one unplanned follow-up surgery, and a quarter of those were considered major or complex. "The high rates of faecal incontinence, unplanned procedures and low quality of life scores are sobering," Dr. Benjamin Saul Raywood Allin of the University of Oxford and colleagues write in Archives of Disease in Childhood. "With the quality of life scores reported here on a par with those of children wi...


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