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Hypophosphatasia associated with pseudotumor cerebri and respiratory insufficiency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18334804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a 3-month-old male with infantile hypophosphatasia who later developed Pseudotumor cerebri. At the age of 3 months, he was referred to our hospital because of pneumonia and respiratory insufficiency. He had short extremities, and radiographs of the bones were consistent with lack of metaphyseal mineralization and bowed lower extremities. Vomiting and bulging fontanelle developed 3 months after admission, and CSF opening pressure was notably high at 430 mm/H2O. Hypophosphatasia is a very rare cause of pseudotumor cerebri. This report is the first case where PTC is associated with hypophosphatasia and responded well to corticosteroid therapy.
Serap Teber; Taner Sezer; Mehpare Kafali; Tanil Kendirli; Zeynep Siklar; Merih Berberoglu; Gonul Ocal; Gulhis Deda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-12     Completed Date:  2008-06-05     Revised Date:  2009-08-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  186-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
Hypophosphatasia / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Pseudotumor Cerebri / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Respiratory Insufficiency / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Comment In:
Indian J Pediatr. 2009 Jul;76(7):761; author reply 761   [PMID:  19693457 ]

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