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Fetal myocardial calcification associated with maternal cocaine use.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8048980     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of fetal myocardial calcification confirmed postnatally are reported. In contrast to other reports, both infants survived with resolution of calcification by 6 and 12 months. Diagnostic investigations failed to confirm the presence of congenital infection. Both pregnancies were complicated by early cocaine use leading to the speculation that myocardial necrosis with subsequent calcification related to the toxic and/or vascular effects of cocaine was responsible. The finding of fetal myocardial calcification on prenatal ultrasound should prompt a search for causes, which may include cocaine exposure.
T E Yap; D Diana; V Herson; L Chameides; J C Rowe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-07     Completed Date:  1994-09-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington 06030.
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / chemically induced*,  ultrasonography
Cardiomyopathies / chemically induced*,  ultrasonography
Fetal Diseases / chemically induced*,  ultrasonography
Infant, Newborn
Substance-Related Disorders*
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Comment In:
Am J Perinatol. 1996 Jan;13(1):67   [PMID:  8645388 ]

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