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Case Report
4 (
2
); 204-206
doi:
10.4103/0976-3147.112770

Challenges in care of the child with special health care needs in a resource limited environment

Department of Pediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
Department of Pediatrics, The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit of the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Kaduna, Nigeria
Address for correspondence: Dr. Edwin E Eseigbe Department of Pediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria Zaria Nigeria eeeseigbe@yahoo.com
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Abstract

ABSTRACT

To identify challenges encountered in the care of children with special health care needs in a resource limited environment a 10 year‑old child with a diagnosis of Tuberous Sclerosis was studied. Challenges identified were in: making a definitive diagnosis, provision of adequate care, cost of care, meeting parental expectations and accessing community support for the child and family. Available specialist health care and related services, including community rehabilitation, were provided for the child and family. The study highlights the need for improved community awareness, development in the provision of specialist health care services and institution of governmental policies that identify, support and protect children with special health care needs.

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Care
challenges
tuberous sclerosis

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