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Hyperekplexia: a rare differential of neonatal fits described in a developing country.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10716028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hyperekplexia is a rare condition in which there is an exaggerated startle response. We report how a case presented in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and was diagnosed with international support. This is the first reported case in PNG. It is an important diagnosis to make to prevent sudden death and inappropriate treatment. The case illustrates the benefit of having a link with an international specialist and we discuss the importance of communication between developing and industrialized countries.
P McMaster; S Cadzow; J Vince; B Appleton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical paediatrics     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0272-4936     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-07     Completed Date:  2000-04-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8210625     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Port Moresby General Hospital, Papua New Guinea.
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MeSH Terms
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
Clonazepam / therapeutic use
Developing Countries
Infant, Newborn
Papua New Guinea
Reflex, Abnormal / physiology*
Seizures / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  physiopathology*
Startle Reaction / physiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticonvulsants; 1622-61-3/Clonazepam

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