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Congenital and hereditary disorders

The Child Health Program focuses on congenital diseases of the heart, liver and kidney.

Focus on congenital diseases of the heart, liver and kidney

Many disorders of genetic origin are extremely rare and require academic specialist care. The Child Health Program especially focuses on congenital diseases of the heart, liver and kidney and plays a key role in the respective European Reference Networks.

Heart

Identify new disease-causing genes, fully characterize new genetic diseases, develop treatment strategies and to implement the new knowledge.

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Metabolism / Liver / GI

Metabolic disorders, as well as congenital liver and intestinal disease, although rare, are an important cause of morbidity and mortality.

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Kidney

The Expert Centre Hereditary and Congenital Nephrologic and Urologic disorders is a national accredited expert center and member of ERKNET.

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Blood

Health care and research in the field of benign hematology is performed at the departments of pediatric hematology (WKZ) and the Van Creveldkliniek (UMC Utrecht).

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Research Groups

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