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Dehydrated hereditary stomatocytosis: a cause of prenatal ascites.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11787034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dehydrated hereditary stomatocytosis (DHS) is a rare congenital hemolytic anemia. We observed that some patients had presented with different prenatal or perinatal forms of edema in some kindreds. Within weeks or months after birth, these exhibited a spontaneous, complete and definitive resorption. We assumed that some DHS patients, who were born without edema before ultrasound was available, might nonetheless have exhibited this during the prenatal period. The present report follows up the first pregnancy in a woman with overt DHS, but not herself having a known history of perinatal effusions. Ultrasound revealed that the fetus displayed ascites that disappeared prior to birth. The neonate had DHS. Prenatal edema must therefore be more frequent in DHS than known until now. DHS is another cause of prenatal edema to be considered in the differential diagnosis.
S Grootenboer; C Barro; T Cynober; P Olivier Schischmanoff; J M Ayoubi; G Tchernia; J Delaunay; J C Pons
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0197-3851     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-11     Completed Date:  2002-04-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1114-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
INSERM U473, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Hemolytic / blood,  complications*,  genetics*
Ascites / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Erythrocytes, Abnormal
Fetal Diseases*
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Outcome
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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