Wolf-hirschhorn syndrome: A case study and disease overview
Copyright © 2014 by The National Association of Neonatal Nurses. Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome is caused by a deletion of a segment on the short arm (p) of chromosome 4. The major features of this disorder include a characteristic facial appearance known as the "Greek helmet," delayed growth and development; prenatally and postnatally, intellectual disabilities, and seizures. To provide comprehensive and appropriate nursing and medical care to infants with Wolf- Hirschhorn syndrome, it is imperative to know and understand the disorder. A case study of a 36 weeks' gestational age white-Hispanic male infant with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome is presented with the purpose of increasing clinical knowledge and the implications for the clinical nurse and neonatal nurse practitioner.
Bailey, Regina, "Wolf-hirschhorn syndrome: A case study and disease overview" (2014). Regis University Faculty Publications. 551.