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Restrictive dermopathy and fetal behaviour.
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PMID:  11494296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report three siblings from consecutive pregnancies affected with restrictive dermopathy (RD). During the second pregnancy, fetal behavioural development and growth were studied extensively using ultrasound at 1-4 week intervals. Dramatic and sudden changes occurred in fetal body movements and growth but not until the end of the second trimester of pregnancy. Prominent at that time were prolonged periods of fetal quiescence and very low heart rate variability, together with abnormally executed body movements of short duration. Retarded femoral development and jerky abrupt fetal body movements (abnormal movement quality) were already present in the early second trimester of pregnancy. Facial anomalies emerged despite the presence of fetal mouth movements. The clinical features of RD were only partly explained by present knowledge of skin development and the fetal akinesia deformation sequence hypothesis. Quantitative assessment of fetal movements proved to be a poor early marker for antenatal diagnosis of this disorder.
E J Mulder; F A Beemer; P Stoutenbeek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0197-3851     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-08     Completed Date:  2001-10-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  581-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Department of Obstetrics, Neonatology, and Gynaecology, University Medical Centre, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, Lundlaan 6, 3584 EA Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Contracture / congenital,  ultrasonography
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography*
Fetal Movement*
Gestational Age
Heart Rate, Fetal
Infant, Newborn
Skin Diseases / congenital,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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