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Arch Dis Child. Oct 1982; 57(10): 785–787.
PMCID: PMC1627904

Infantile multicystic encephalomalacia after maternal bee sting anaphylaxis during pregnancy


We report a case of infantile multicystic encephalomalacia after maternal bee sting anaphylaxis in the 30th week of pregnancy. The clinical features and findings at necropsy are described, and it is suggested that these are the result of severe fetal hypoxia secondary to maternal hypotension.

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