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Cardiac arrest in an infant with congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12492808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a 3-month-old boy who suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. During resuscitation, the medical team was informed that he was receiving hydrocortisone treatment. The possibility of adrenal insufficiency with hyperkalemic cardiac arrest prompted the administration of calcium, which resulted in the return of spontaneous circulation. The infant's diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia was not spontaneously mentioned by the parents. This case illustrates the importance of obtaining adequate parental information and considering hyperkalemia as a possible cause of cardiac arrest.
W Ruppen; N Hagenbuch; M Jöhr; P Christen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0001-5172     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-20     Completed Date:  2003-04-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370270     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  104-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, Kantonsspital, Luzern, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital / complications*,  drug therapy
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
Brain Death
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Fatal Outcome
Heart Arrest / etiology*
Hydrocortisone / therapeutic use
Hyperkalemia / etiology
Intubation, Intratracheal
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 50-23-7/Hydrocortisone

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