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Congenital mumps pneumonia: a rare cause of neonatal respiratory distress.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2085116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of a fullterm infant with severe neonatal respiratory distress due to mumps infection is reported. Pregnancy was complicated by a self-limited febrile illness of the mother about two weeks before birth. Foetal heart rate patterns and delivery were normal. Immediately after birth the infant needed mechanical ventilation. Bacterial infections, as well as congenital cardiac or pulmonary malformations were excluded. The infant showed serologic evidence of mumps infection: IgM antibodies to mumps virus were highly positive. He expired on the 9th day of life due to bilateral pneumothoraces and pneumopericardium. Post-mortem examination showed interstitial pneumonia with intra-alveolar multinucleated giant cells, suggesting viral disease. This case demonstrates, that mumps pneumonia should be included in the differential diagnosis of severe neonatal respiratory distress in fullterm neonates.
F Groenendaal; P H Rothbarth; J N van den Anker; R Spritzer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0001-656X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Scand     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-14     Completed Date:  1991-05-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0000211     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1252-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Academic Hospital Rotterdam/Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Mumps / complications,  congenital*
Pneumonia / complications,  congenital*
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology*

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