Down’s Syndrome ‑ An Independent Risk Factor of Outcomes in Isolated Congenital Duodenal Atresia

Raghavendra Prasad G, Lakshmi Vanguri CVS


Introduction: There is no consensus in the available literature whether the coexistence of Down’s syndrome has adverse effect on the outcomes of neonates born with congenital duodenal atresia.

Materials and Methods: A total of 29 neonates with congenital duodenal atresia were retrospectively studied for demographic details, sepsis parameters at admission, management, morbidity, and mortality. The neonates who were premature

Results: The sepsis parameters such as total leukocyte counts, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, serum procalcitonin levels, and serum C‑reactive protein levels were significantly increased, and the platelets were significantly decreased at admission in Group B subjects, as compared to Group A subjects. There were no complications noted in Group A, while Group B had significant morbidity. The neonates with congenital duodenal atresia with Down’s syndrome had 3.27 times more relative risk of mortality than those without Down’s syndrome. Down’s syndrome appears to be an independent risk factor for mortality in isolated congenital duodenal atresia with attributable risk of 37.8%.

Conclusion: The presence of Down’s syndrome is a significant independent adverse risk factor of outcomes in isolated congenital duodenal atresia.


Downs syndrome; C-reactive protein; Duodenal atresia; Immunological dysfunction; Procalcitonin; Sepsis

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