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Fulminant hepatic failure with intractable ascites due to an echovirus 11 infection successfully managed with a peritoneo-venous (LeVeen) shunt.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3723271     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case is described of an infant who at 5 days of age developed an echovirus 11 infection with hepatic failure and intractable ascites, refractory to medical treatment. The ascites was successfully controlled with a peritoneo-venous (Le Veen) shunt inserted at 6 weeks of age. The shunt was subsequently removed when the infant was 4 months of age with no recurrence of ascites. At long-term follow-up he is growing and developing normally. This case shows that an adult Le Veen shunt can be successfully modified for use in the newborn with worthwhile long-term survival.
G L Gillam; K B Stokes; J McLellan; A L Smith
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0277-2116     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr.     Publication Date:    1986 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-07-25     Completed Date:  1986-07-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211545     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  476-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / etiology,  surgery*
Echovirus Infections / complications*
Infant, Newborn
Liver Diseases / etiology,  surgery*
Peritoneovenous Shunt*

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