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J Pediatr. 1997 Aug;131(2):304-5.

Sudden neonatal death in carnitine transporter deficiency.

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Department of Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8005, USA.

Abstract

A newborn infant died suddenly and unexpectedly on day 5 of life. Postmortem investigations led to a suspicion of carnitine transporter deficiency, a diagnosis supported by the finding that both parents are heterozygotes for this disorder. The fasting stress caused by poor breast-feeding with no formula supplements and, possibly, the vegetarian diet of the mother were likely the critical factors leading to neonatal death, an outcome previously not described in this disorder.

PMID:
9290621
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-3476(97)70171-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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