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Bilateral middle cerebral artery thromboembolic occlusion. Could maternal hyperthermia be a detrimental factor?
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PMID:  21565450     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe a six-month-old girl with microcephaly, developmental delay, truncal hypotonia, left pyramidal signs, partial seizures and myoclonic spasms, born to a feverish mother. MRI showed bilateral vascular lesions in the territory of the middle cerebral arteries, prevalent in the right hemisphere, together with hypoplasia of the posterior part of the corpus callosum and Wallerian degeneration of the cerebral peduncle. There may be many reasons for these lesions. In the reported patient the presence of maternal hyperthermia could have exacerbated cerebral thromboembolic occlusion.
Authors:
Alberto Spalice; Francesca Del Balzo; Laura Papetti; Francesco Nicita; Fabiana Ursitti; Guglielmo Salvatori; Paola Iannetti
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical hypotheses     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2777     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505668     Medline TA:  Med Hypotheses     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Pediatric Neurology Division, Department of Pediatrics, La Sapienza University 1, Rome, Italy.
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