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Paradoxical bone mineralisation in the twin to twin transfusion syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2386404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report twin preterm infants with the twin to twin transfusion syndrome, exhibiting grossly different bone densities on chest radiographs. Photonabsorptiometry showed the polycythaemic twin was osteopenic and the anaemic twin osteosclerotic; bone mineral contents were 0.028 g/cm and 0.074 g/cm respectively (normal mean (SD) 0.041 (0.006) g/cm. We speculate that alterations in macrophage derived osteoclastic activity contribute to these previously unreported findings.
Authors:
N J Bishop; F J King; P Ward; J M Rennie; A K Dixon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-20     Completed Date:  1990-09-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  705-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Absorptiometry, Photon
Alkaline Phosphatase / blood
Anthropometry
Bone Density
Bone Diseases, Metabolic / etiology*
Calcification, Physiologic / physiology
Calcium / blood
Female
Fetofetal Transfusion / blood,  complications*
Homeostasis
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Osteosclerosis / etiology*
Phosphates / blood
Pregnancy
Radiography, Thoracic
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Phosphates; 7440-70-2/Calcium; EC 3.1.3.1/Alkaline Phosphatase
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