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Acta Paediatr. 1992 Sep;81(9):723-4.

Shoshin beriberi in an infant of a thiamine-deficient mother.

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Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

Abstract

The classical form of thiamine deficiency in children is comprised of peripheral neuropathy, encephalopathy and high-output cardiac failure, predominantly right-sided. "Shoshin beriberi" cardiac failure has a different presentation, with vasoconstriction, hypotension and severe metabolic acidosis. A three-month breast-fed infant developed these features (biochemical tests confirmed the diagnosis). His mother, although non-symptomatic, had biochemical evidence of thiamine deficiency.

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