HPE: definition, screening, diagnosis, treatment

This leaflet sets out alobar holoprosencephaly (HPE) and the processes following a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of the condition.


Alobar holoprosencephaly (HPE) information for health professionals

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This publication sets out information on the fetal anomaly alobar holoprosencephaly (HPE).

The document includes:

  • definition of the condition
  • screening and diagnosis procedure
  • prevalence of the condition
  • treatment for the disease
  • likely outcome for the baby
  • prevention processes
  • the referral pathway
Published 1 July 2009