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Congenital toxoplasmosis in an infant with hydrops fetalis.
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PMID:  3347866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have described an infant born with severe hydrops fetalis due to congenital toxoplasmosis. Although uncommon, toxoplasmosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hydrops fetalis, particularly when the preliminary clinical work-up suggests a nonimmunologic basis for the hydrops. Although the clinical outcome in an infant as severely affected as this one will remain poor, the therapy for toxoplasmosis has improved over the years, and with quick diagnosis of the disease, a less severely affected infant may have a better prognosis.
S L Zornes; P G Anderson; R L Lott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1988 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-04-21     Completed Date:  1988-04-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pathology, University of Alabama, Birmingham 35294.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Edema / diagnosis*,  etiology,  pathology
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology,  pathology
Infant, Newborn
Toxoplasma / isolation & purification
Toxoplasmosis, Congenital / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology
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