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Benign "setting sun" phenomenon in full-term infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12886979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
I report two normally developed infants showing benign" setting sun" phenomenon. A 2(2-12)-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy, who were born without any complications at full term, developed brief episodes of downward gazing during sucking and crying after birth However, there were no other clinical or laboratory findings, and they developed normally. The phenomenon was not visible until 6 months and 7 months, respectively. The "setting sun" phenomenon usually indicates underlying severe brain damage and can also be seen, although rarely, in healthy full-term infants until 1 to 5 months. However, the benign "setting sun" phenomenon might exist until 6 or 7 months of age in normal infants.
Hideto Yoshikawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child neurology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0883-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Child Neurol.     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-30     Completed Date:  2003-08-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606714     Medline TA:  J Child Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  424-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Niigata City General Hospital, Shichikuyama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development*
Child, Preschool
Gestational Age*
Infant, Newborn
Nervous System Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*
Ocular Motility Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology
Remission, Spontaneous

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