“There are certain specifics of Pfeiffer Syndrome that you may want to know.”
When it comes to Pfeiffer Syndrome, there are a lot of things that you might want to keep in mind. This is because it is a devastating thing to hear and see, and perhaps you might think it was something that you did. Since it is a chromosomal disease, there is nothing that you could, or could not have done to prevent this from happening. It is a rare disease, so it only affects around 1 in 100,000 children throughout the world. It can happen at any time, to anyone out there. You’re not alone however, and there are support groups for this disease. Taking advantage of the resources out there can be beneficial to both you and the child with Pfeiffer Syndrome.
The Down Side
Since this a devastating Syndrome, there are a lot of things to be aware of when the time comes. This means watching, and going through all of the symptoms that the person exhibits. This could be the way they look, their medical experiences, as well as their outcome. This can all be alleviated with medical technology. Through surgeries, and other procedures and therapy the person can live a longer, happier life. The down side is having to go through all of these things with your child, and having them experience these things throughout the course of their life. Not only may that, but the way that they look make it difficult for them to find friends. There are plastic surgeons out there that are willing to help with facial reconstruction. If the child has Type II and Type III Pfeiffer Syndrome then the outcome is not good, since a lot of these children might experience infant death due to the many medical problems that they have due to the syndrome. This means hospitalization is a must, and this can be a tough time to go through but making sure the child is comfortable and well cared for should be the goal.
Things can look up when the time comes if you look into the outcome of all these therapies, surgeries and procedures. You can make sure to get the most out of the surgeries when the time comes. They will be more productive throughout life. Type I Pfeiffer Syndrome has a better outcome, then the other two. The child might not experience mental retardation, and they can lead healthy, normal lives with surgeries to correct their skull and other medical problems that come along with Pfeiffer Syndrome.
You may want to speak to your health care provider about the plan of action you may want to take when it comes to surgeries and procedures that might help the child with Pfeiffer Syndrome. They will be able to diagnose and treat the disorder, while being able to recommend the right doctors that are needed.