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dc.creatorde Céspedes Montealegre, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-11T15:27:13Z
dc.date.available2016-02-11T15:27:13Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/15588
dc.descriptionArtículo científico -- Universidad de Costa Rica. Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud,1987es_ES
dc.description.abstractIn Costa Rica, concern for public education early in this century, together with specific public health actions in the early 1970's, have resulted in fairly good control of infectious and nutritional diseases. As a consequence, a disease profile of a developed country has emerged. Prematurity and other birth defects are the current leading causes of infant morbidity and mortality. Resources for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of these problems, including inborn errors of metabolism, are insufficient; in fact, the general and economical development of the Country is well behind the partial improvements in public health. To meet the formidable challenge that this "new pathology" represents, the installment of a nationwide neonatal screening program for inborn errors of metabolism seems imperative, not only as an efficient strategy to counteract the immediate impact of these diseases in terms of mental retardation and/or other dis abilities, but also to serve as a basis for a broader program for the prevention of other genetic or partially genetic diseases.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica. Instituto de Investigaciones en Saludes_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceIn Therrell, Jr. B. L. (Ed.), Advances in Neonatal Screening, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 1987, 475-476es_ES
dc.subjectCosta Ricaes_ES
dc.subjectinfantses_ES
dc.subjectmorbidityes_ES
dc.subjectmortalityes_ES
dc.subjectChild developmentes_ES
dc.subjectPublic healthes_ES
dc.titleProblems in implementing newborn screening in Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/bookPartes_ES
dc.typeCapítulo de libroes_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud (INISA)es_ES


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