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Fatal course of veno-occlusive disease of the liver (endophlebitis hepatica obliterans) in a preterm infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10631721     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the fatal course of a preterm infant of 34 weeks' gestation with veno-occlusive disease of the liver and refractory ascites. Despite aggressive medical management, the baby died twenty-two hours post partum because of cerebral haemorrhage before potentially life-saving organ transplantation could take place. At autopsy, paucity of lymphoid tissue in lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, and gastrointestinal tract were also seen. To our knowledge, this is the youngest infant with veno-occlusive disease of the liver reported in the literature.
C Sergi; B Beedgen; O Linderkamp; W J Hofmann
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pathology, research and practice     Volume:  195     ISSN:  0344-0338     ISO Abbreviation:  Pathol. Res. Pract.     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-01     Completed Date:  2000-02-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806109     Medline TA:  Pathol Res Pract     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  847-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Pathology, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / etiology
Fatal Outcome
Gestational Age
Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease / pathology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Liver / pathology,  physiology
Obstetric Labor, Premature
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