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Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease as a cause of sudden infant death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6546677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinical and gross autopsy findings on a 3-month-old infant were consistent with the sudden infant death syndrome. However, on histologic examination pulmonary veno-occlusive disease was found. Five previous cases of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease appearing in infancy are reviewed. In infants, the disease is initially observed as feeding difficulty and/or failure to thrive, often accompanied by mild respiratory distress. Two of the infants died suddenly. While neither cause nor pathogenesis can be determined, it is important to recognize the process and include it among the possible causes of sudden infant death.
P Cagle; C Langston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  108     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1984 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-04-12     Completed Date:  1984-04-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  338-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Pulmonary Veins* / pathology
Sudden Infant Death / etiology*
Vascular Diseases / complications,  pathology

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