Traduction en anglais : Experience in providing genetics services in Costa Rica.
Congenital deformities and hereditary disorders have become two of the leading causes of infant mortality in Costa Rica since 1980.
The Costa Rican genetics program was launched in the 1970s with the creation of the first medical genetics unit at the National Children's Hospital.
Today, there are three institutions of medical genetics in Costa Rica, each with its own budget and objectives.
The National Children's Hospital provides clinical genetics services to the entire Costa Rican population and processes most of the tests to detect congenital metabolic disorders carried out in the country.
The Genetics Unit of the Costa Rican Institute for Research and Education in Nutrition and Health provides metabolic screening of newborns and has a national registry of congenital malformations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Génétique, Costa Rica, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Conseil génétique, Service santé, Dépistage, Maladie héréditaire, Maladie congénitale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Genetics, Costa Rica, Central America, America, Genetic counseling, Health service, Medical screening, Genetic disease, Congenital disease, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0664676
Code Inist : 002B23A. Création : 199406.