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A fatal case of cor pulmonale with undetected chronic hypoventilation in an infant with a known congenital myopathy.
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PMID:  22754704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors of this paper wish to present a case of fatal cor pulmonale with right ventricular hypertrophy complicated by a congenital myopathy. It is our intention to demonstrate the importance of vigilant clinical assessment of children with a congenital myopathy, regardless of the exact etiology of their disease, or family history of disease severity. This case highlights the risk for fatal complications if hypoventilation and respiratory insufficiency go unrecognized in myopathic children. Consequently, we recommend respiratory and cardiac monitoring surveillance as well as appropriate referral to specialists in the management of such children.
Authors:
John M Holst; Mary J Willis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in pediatrics     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-6811     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Pediatr     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2012-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101581030     Medline TA:  Case Rep Pediatr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  836420     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Aviation Medicine, Naval Air Station North Island, Parkville, MD 21234, USA.
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