Study finds, Co-Occurrence of Neurodevelopmental Disorders i
The objective of this study is to retrospectively determine the co-occurrence, associated characteristics, and risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) in a pediatric sickle cell disease (SCD) clinic population.

Researchers investigated the co-occurrence and features of NDD in pediatric SCD through a retrospective cohort study. The participants were patients with SCD younger than 18 years of age.

Results:
--A total of 276 participants were eligible for study inclusion, and 65 participants were found to have various NDD.

--Children with SCD and NDD were more likely to have a history of multiple SCD-related complications in comparison to children with SCD without NDD.

--Children with SCD and NDD were more likely to use disease-modifying therapies in comparison to children with SCD without NDD.

In conclusion, Children with SCD and NDD had a higher risk of developing specific disease-related problems and using disease-modifying medications than children with SCD who do not have NDD. NDD screening and diagnosis may be useful in the clinical management of pediatric SCD.

Source: https://journals.lww.com/jrnldbp/Abstract/2021/08000/Co_Occurrence_of_Neurodevelopmental_Disorders_in.5.aspx
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