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Trisomy 21 in one of extremely low birth weight twins.
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PMID:  20011074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Prematurity is frequently seen in the neonatal intensive care unit, and trisomy 21 is an often diagnosed neonatal disorder. We report a unique case of extremely premature twins, one of whom was ultimately diagnosed with trisomy 21. We were able to examine the neonatal courses and outcomes of these twins, which were similar despite the presence of trisomy 21 in one twin. This is the first report comparing the neonatal course of an infant with trisomy 21 to an unaffected twin in patients born so prematurely, and demonstrates the difficulty of making the diagnosis of trisomy 21 based solely on physical examination in premature infants.
Benjamin D Solomon; Divya Balachandar; Karen Perry; Nuria Carrillo-Carrasco; Thomas C Markello; Khodayar Rais-Bahrami
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neonatal-perinatal medicine     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1878-4429     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101468335     Medline TA:  J Neonatal Perinatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  193-196     Citation Subset:  -    
National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
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