leukodystrophy krabbe disease baby dies in Pennsylvania

By | December 30, 2014
krabbe disease baby Hannah Ginion
The little Pennsylvania girl who inspired improved newborn screenings for a rare regenerative disorder has passed away, MyFoxPhilly.com reported.
Hannah Ginion, who was 1, had Krabbe disease, a condition that impacts about 1 in 100,000 individuals in the United States. Prior to her diagnosis, Hannah’s home state didn’t require doctors to test babies for the enzyme deficiency, but Pennsylvania has since instated “Hannah’s Law,” which adds the disease to routine newborn screenings. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York state and Illinois also require doctors to screen newborns for Krabbe disease.

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