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Fetal encephalopathy after maternal anaphylaxis. Case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9096898     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fetal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy can be diagnosed at birth by means of cerebral ultrasound scanning. The morphological appearance of the lesions depends on the time elapsed between the insult and examination of the brain. We report a case of a neonate affected by multicystic encephalomalacia and corpus callosum atrophy attributable to an episode of maternal anaphylactic shock which occurred at 27 weeks of gestation following intravenous iron injection. The diagnosis was made by means of a cerebral ultrasound scan performed at birth and confirmed by magnetic resonance. This case demonstrates that maternal severe acute hypotension during pregnancy can cause fetal cerebral damage similar to the hypoxicischemic injuries occurring in the perinatal period.
R Luciano; A A Zuppa; G Maragliano; F Gallini; G Tortorolo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biology of the neonate     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0006-3126     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Neonate     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-09     Completed Date:  1997-06-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247551     Medline TA:  Biol Neonate     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  190-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Ischemia / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Corpus Callosum / pathology,  ultrasonography
Encephalomalacia / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Hypoxia, Brain / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Infant, Newborn
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pregnancy Complications*

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