Permanent disability is defined as physical conditions that probably or definitely affect daily life functions for> 3 months / year and determine overall hospitalization> 1 month / year. These disabilities include asthma, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease, diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel disease, renal failure, epilepsy, cancer, juvenile arthritis, hemophilia and sickle cell anemia.
The physical disability, such as amputations, deformities and skin lesions extended also ruin the image of self and child development. While each disability is rare, affecting all together about 10% of children and may constitute an important part of children.
Effects of permanent disability on the child despite many differences, children with permanent disabilities have joint pain, discomfort, limited growth and development, frequent hospitalization, outpatient visits, treatment of pain and discomfort, the inability to participate in peer a significant burden of daily care and an unpredictable course. (more…)