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Indian Pediatr. 2017 Sep 15;54(9):771-773.

Maternal Pseudo-Bartter Syndrome Associated with Severe Perinatal Brain Injury.

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Department of Neonatology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100, Bukit Timah Road, Singapore. Correspondence to: Dr Shrenik Vora, Senior Staff Registrar, Department of Neonatology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100, Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229899, dr_shrenikvora@yahoo.co.in, vora.shrenik@kkh.com.sg.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Maternal electrolyte imbalance is rarely reported as causative factor of severe perinatal brain injury.

CASE CHARACTERISTICS:

This case outlines a unique maternal and neonatal pseudo-Bartter syndrome presented with metabolic alkalosis and hypochloremia due to maternal severe vomiting.

OBSERVATION:

Neonatal MRI brain revealed extensive brain hemorrhages with porencephalic cysts. Subsequent investigation workup points towards maternal severe metabolic alkalosis as its cause.

MESSAGE:

Careful medical attention should be paid to pregnant women with excessive vomiting to ensure a healthy outcome for both the mother and the baby.

PMID:
28984259
DOI:
10.1007/s13312-017-1173-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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