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AP-ROP in an infant with minimal oxygen exposure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18377370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a multifactorial disease affecting the developing retinal vasculature and remains an important cause of blindness in very preterm infants. Rush disease, or aggressive posterior ROP (AP-ROP), progresses rapidly to stage 5 disease without exhibiting the classical course that includes stages 1-3. We describe an infant with minimal exposure to oxygen who developed AP-ROP that led to bilateral retinal detachments and a poor visual outcome, despite following current recommended screening guidelines.
Mariam J Buksh; Shuan Dai; Carl A Kuschel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1440-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-01     Completed Date:  2008-05-27     Revised Date:  2010-06-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Newborn Services, National Women's Health, Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Erythropoietin / administration & dosage
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced / drug therapy
Infant, Extremely Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Light Coagulation
Neonatal Screening
Oxygen / administration & dosage,  adverse effects
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / therapy
Retinopathy of Prematurity / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones; 11096-26-7/Erythropoietin; 7782-44-7/Oxygen
Comment In:
J Paediatr Child Health. 2008 Apr;44(4):159-60   [PMID:  18377366 ]
J Paediatr Child Health. 2010 Apr;46(4):210-1   [PMID:  20546484 ]
J Paediatr Child Health. 2008 Dec;44(12):753   [PMID:  19166539 ]

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