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Hyperexcitability syndrome in a newborn infant of chocoholic mother.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17009197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of hyperexcitability syndrome observed in a neonate born to a mother who was a heavy user of cocoa and chocolate during pregnancy and lactation. The infant presented jitteriness, irritability, inconsolable crying, excessive sucking, and sleeping difficulties almost immediately after birth. The infant underwent extensive diagnostic studies, but none of the usual causes for its symptoms were identified. The symptoms resolved after the interruption of maternal chocolate consumption. We hypothesize that the heavy exposure to chocolate could be responsible for the hyperexcitability syndrome.
Sara Cambria; Rosa Manganaro; Carmelo Mamì; Lucia Marseglia; Marina Gemelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-09-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-02-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric and Surgical Sciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cacao / adverse effects*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal-Fetal Exchange*
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome / etiology*
Psychomotor Agitation / etiology*

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