When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS)?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Ann Scheimann, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Answer

See the list below:

  • Patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) may require inpatient evaluation and treatment for hypotonia and poor feeding during infancy.

  • Individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome and other medical issues, including scoliosis and complications of obesity or pickwickian syndrome, may require inpatient therapy.

  • Patients with severe behavioral problems may merit admission to a facility staffed with individuals with long-term experience with Prader-Willi syndrome.


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