Document Detail


Hyperekplexia: a rare differential of neonatal fits described in a developing country.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10716028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
P McMaster; S Cadzow; J Vince; B Appleton
Related Documents :
9053568 - Solvent abuse: a case report and a review.
7776868 - Neuroleptic induced sudden death--a case report and critical review.
3967908 - Deaths (144) from road traffic accidents occurring before arrival at hospital.
19231118 - Post-mortem histopathological investigations of the bone marrow in forensic medicine: a...
20860908 - Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage in dialysis: a presentation of 5 cases and revie...
24203508 - Antidepressant induced recurrent hyponatremia: a case report.
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    
Affiliation:
Port Moresby General Hospital, Papua New Guinea. Paddy_McMaster@compuserve.com
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
Clonazepam / therapeutic use
Developing Countries
Electrocardiography
Electroencephalography
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Male
Papua New Guinea
Reflex, Abnormal / physiology*
Seizures / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  physiopathology*
Startle Reaction / physiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticonvulsants; 1622-61-3/Clonazepam

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  A high prevalence of metabolic bone disease in exclusively breastfed very low birthweight infants in...
Next Document:  Maternal and neonatal anthropometry.