Causes of Death in CdLS

Causes of Death in CdLS

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The most common causes of death in infants with CdLS are congenital diaphragmatic hernia (hole in the diaphragm) and respiratory (breathing) problems. In children with CdLS, the most common causes of death are heart defects and respiratory and gastrointestinal (stomach/intestines) problems.

Causes of death in adults with CdLS relate to gastrointestinal, pulmonary (lung) and cardiac (heart) systems, as well as infections or anaesthesia (medically induced loss of sensation).


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