Patient story

Solving the unsolvable

Born at 30 weeks weighing just a little more than a pound, Lillian spent several months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of another hospital with a variety of serious undiagnosed symptoms. Over the next 6 years, Lillian's family struggled through one failed diagnosis after another until she came to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin as a candidate for genome sequencing. Here, she finally found a diagnosis.

The Genomic Medicine Program at Children's works in collaboration with the Human Molecular Genetics Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin to help solve the unsolvable and treat children with unidentified, complex health problems. As a result of the genomic testing available at Children's, Lillian has been diagnosed and is undergoing treatment for Trichohepatoenteric Syndrome, a rare and severe condition. Genomics is a powerful tool. When it comes to diagnosis, we never give up.

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