GI symptoms in KS, other disorders to get candid analysis
We know that gastrointestinal disorders (GI) disorders are common in people with Kleefstra Syndrome and can significantly impact quality of life. That’s why IDefine is sponsoring a new consortium called CANDID – Consortium for Autism, Neurodevelopmental Disorders & Digestive Diseases. The name reflects the often-candid conversations families have around GI symptoms.
CANDID – a multidisciplinary collaboration of researchers, medical professionals, and patient advocacy groups
– is currently focused on collecting patient data, hosting a conference, and developing long-term working groups to tackle the issues that come out of the data and conference.
“Families list GI disorders as one of their top concerns,” said Kate Still, scientific director Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation. “These symptoms can be very disruptive to everyday life and quality of life, including things like cyclic vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and reflux.”