Silver-Russell Syndrome Follow-up

Updated: Feb 11, 2019
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

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  • The patient may need home-health services for enteral tube feeding follow-up at home.

  • Early intervention programs and special education classes are beneficial.

  • Feeding, physical, and occupational therapy are beneficial.

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Further Inpatient Care

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  • Patients with Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) may require hospitalization for enteral tube feeding.

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Prognosis

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  • The prognosis is relatively good.

  • Some patients may have a learning disability.

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Patient Education

Educate the family regarding the growth and development of these children. In addition, educate caregivers to recognize the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia; prolonged fasting should be avoided if hypoglycemia is a concern.

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