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Congenital chylothorax in neonatal thyrotoxicosis.
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PMID:  10685206     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a patient with congenital chylothorax who also had neonatal thyrotoxicosis secondary to maternal Graves' disease. Fetal tachycardia with hydrops was detected at 28 weeks' gestational age. The fetus responded to antithyroid medication in utero but had persistent bilateral pleural effusion. At birth, he had respiratory distress due to massive pleural effusion. Cytologic studies of pleural fluid were consistent with chylothorax. To the best of our knowledge, the association of congenital chylothorax with fetal (neonatal) thyrotoxicosis, has not been reported previously.
H Ibrahim; A Asamoah; R W Krouskop; D Lewis; P Webster; A K Pramanik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-09     Completed Date:  2000-03-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University School of Medicine-Shreveport, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chylothorax / complications*,  congenital*
Fetal Diseases / etiology,  ultrasonography
Hydrops Fetalis / etiology
Infant, Newborn
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Pleural Effusion / etiology,  ultrasonography
Thyrotoxicosis / complications*,  drug therapy
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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