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Neonatal anemia

Steve Taylor, Kimberly Eisenstein, Vanessa Gildenstern, Harper Price, Pooja Hingorani, Apurvi Patel, Nathan Page, Smita Bailey, David Carpentieri
Infantile choriocarcinoma (ICC) is a rare, highly malignant form of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. Rapid diagnosis and initiation of treatment are paramount in reaching a successful outcome. Patients with these tumors typically present with a triad of anemia, hepatomegaly, and precocious puberty. Cutaneous manifestations of ICC are extraordinarily rare with few documented cases. Here, we describe a male neonate who presented to our Dermatology clinic with a rapidly growing, markedly vascular glabellar mass associated with abnormal laboratory values suggestive of Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Zbynĕk Straňák, Simona Feyereislová, Peter Korček, Eugene Dempsey
Postnatal adaptation in preterm newborn comprises complex physiological processes that involve significant changes in the circulatory and respiratory system. Increasing hemoglobin level and blood volume following placental transfusion may be of importance in enhancing arterial oxygen content, increasing cardiac output, and improving oxygen delivery. The European consensus on resuscitation of preterm infants recommends delayed cord clamping (DCC) for at least 60 s to promote placenta-fetal transfusion in uncompromised neonates...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Efrain Riveros-Perez, Amy C Hermesch, Linda A Barbour, Joy L Hawkins
Aplastic anemia is a hematologic condition occasionally presenting during pregnancy. This pathological process is associated with significant maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Obstetric and anesthetic management is challenging, and treatment requires a coordinated effort by an interdisciplinary team, in order to provide safe care to these patients. In this review, we describe the current state of the literature as it applies to the complexity of aplastic anemia in pregnancy, focusing on pathophysiologic aspects of the disease in pregnancy, as well as relevant obstetric and anesthetic considerations necessary to treat this challenging problem...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
Nariaki Asada
Kidneys are physiologically hypoxic due to huge oxygen consumption for tubular reabsorption. The physiological hypoxia makes the kidney an appropriate organ for sensitively detecting oxygen levels and producing erythropoietin (EPO). In preterm neonates, immature kidneys cannot produce sufficient EPO, which results in anemia of prematurity (AOP). The cause of EPO insufficiency in AOP has been unclear, therefore current therapeutic options are transfusion and injection of recombinant human EPO. This report shows that the cause of insufficient EPO production in AOP is elevated renal oxygen levels due to poor oxygen consumption by immature tubules...
March 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
Thanh-Vy Phung, Véronique Houfflin-Debarge, Nassima Ramdane, Louise Ghesquière, Anne Delsalle, Capucine Coulon, Damien Subtil, Pascal Vaast, Charles Garabedian
BACKGROUND: The antibody primarily responsible for fetal anemia may influence treatment and prognosis. The primary objective was to compare ante- and postnatal management and the outcomes of maternal red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunizations according to the antibody involved. The secondary objective was to compare anti-D alloimmunizations according to associated number of antibodies. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A single-center study from 1999 to 2015 including maternal RBC alloimmunizations requiring intrauterine transfusion (IUT) was conducted...
March 6, 2018: Transfusion
Eigil Kjeldsen, Christopher Veigaard, Anni Aggerholm, Henrik Hasle
Congenital hypoplastic bone marrow failure is a rare condition in neonates. The genetics and mechanisms behind are largely obscure. Here we characterize a neonate presenting with congenital thrombocytopenia and anemia. During the first 2-4 weeks after birth the neonate developed severe neutropenia while the lymphoid lineages were unaffected. The neonate was without dysmorphic signs. A de novo mono-allelic constitutional microdeletion of 175.1 kb at 3q26.2 affecting exon 2 of MECOM, involving MDS1 but not EVI1, was identified as the only copy number alteration by oligo-based array-CGH analysis...
February 26, 2018: Gene
Motoshi Sonoda, Masataka Ishimura, Yuko Ichimiya, Eiko Terashi, Katsuhide Eguchi, Yasunari Sakai, Hidetoshi Takada, Asahito Hama, Hitoshi Kanno, Tsutomu Toki, Etsuro Ito, Shouichi Ohga
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a congenital red cell aplasia arising from ribosomal protein (RP) defects. Affected patients present with neonatal anemia, occasional dysmorphism, and cancer predisposition. An anemic newborn was diagnosed with DBA due to RPL5 mutation (c.473_474del, p.K158SfsX26). Refractory anemia required regular transfusions and iron chelation therapy. Pancytopenia occurred at age 16 years. Bone-marrow studies showed myelodysplasia, erythroblastosis, and clonal evolution of del(20)(q11...
February 23, 2018: International Journal of Hematology
Yoav Yinon, Dan Farine, Mark H Yudin
OBJECTIVES: To review the principles of prenatal diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and to describe the outcomes of the affected pregnancies. OUTCOMES: Effective management of fetal infection following primary and secondary maternal CMV infection during pregnancy. Neonatal signs include intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), microcephaly, hepatosplenomegaly, petechiae, jaundice, chorioretinitis, thrombocytopenia and anemia, and long-term sequelae consist of sensorineural hearing loss, mental retardation, delay of psychomotor development, and visual impairment...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Michael P Zaleski, Youngmin Chu, Elizabeth Frauenhoffer, Jozef Malysz, Negar Rassaei, Catherine Abendroth, Erik Washburn, Wayne Ross, Francesca Ruggiero, Karmaine Millington
Non-immune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) has a high mortality rate [1]. Many etiologies of NIHF have been identified, including cardiovascular abnormalities, severe anemia, and genetic defects. In patients with cardiovascular etiology, structural malformations lead to fluid accumulation resulting in increased intravascular hydrostatic pressure. We report a fatal case of NIHF in a 31 week gestational age, Caucasian neonate with heart remodeling associated with a stenotic vasculopathy of the right pulmonary artery. The artery revealed partial occlusion with vascular wall abnormalities, including disarrayed smooth muscle fibers, hyperplasia within the tunica media, and myxoid change within the media and intima...
January 9, 2018: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
Felix Neunhoeffer, Michael Hofbeck, Martin Ulrich Schuhmann, Jörg Fuchs, Christian Schlensak, Martin Esslinger, Ines Gerbig, Vanya Icheva, Ellen Heimberg, Matthias Kumpf, Jörg Michel
OBJECTIVE: Although infants following major surgery frequently require RBC transfusions, there is still controversy concerning the best definition for requirement of transfusion in the individual patient. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of RBC transfusion on cerebral oxygen metabolism in noncardiac and cardiac postsurgical infants. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Pediatric critical care unit of a tertiary referral center...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Nicolas Berte, Alya Filfilan, Laurence Mainard, Ludovic Mansuy, Jean-Louis Lemelle
Infantile hepatic hemangioma (IHH) and mesenchymal hamartoma (MH) form the first and second most common benign hepatic tumors in children. In this case report, we present a newborn child in whom a growing hepatic mass was discovered at the age of 7 days. She suffered also from anemia, respiratory and renal failure. No signs of heart disease or cutaneous lesions were detected. Alpha-fetoprotein was elevated for her age (3562.2 ng/ml). Imaging studies showed multifocal large cystic lesions associated with heterogeneous small solid lesions with arterial enhancement of the liver...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
H Xia, J Ye, L Wang, J Zhu, Z He
Glutathione synthetase deficiency (GSSD) is a rare inborn error of glutathione metabolism with autosomal recessive inheritance. The severe form of the disease is characterized by acute metabolic acidosis, usually present in the neonatal period with hemolytic anemia and progressive encephalopathy. A case of a male newborn infant who had severe metabolic acidosis with high anion gap, hemolytic anemia, and hyperbilirubinemia is reported. A high level of 5-oxoproline was detected in his urine and a diagnosis of generalized GSSD was made...
January 11, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
Lewis Vanhinsbergh, Sabita Uthaya, Barbara J Bain
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January 5, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
Suryadi N N Tatura, Elizabeth Clarissa Wowor, Jose M Mandei, Rocky Wilar, Sarah M Warouw, Johnny Rompis, Priscilla Kalensang, Joseph Tuda
Severe congenital malaria associated with Plasmodium vivax is uncommon. In Indonesia, most congenital malaria cases are due to Plasmodium falciparum infections. Most cases of congenital or neonatal malaria in endemic areas are diagnosed from peripheral smear as part of routine sepsis workup. Differentiating congenital and acquired neonatal malaria is very difficult. The case presented in this study describes severe P. vivax malaria with cholestatic jaundice and sepsis-like signs and symptoms in neonates. The mother was asymptomatic and the neonate was successfully treated with intravenous artesunate...
January 8, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Elisa Tadiotto, Evelina Maines, Daniela Degani, Rita Balter, Andrea Bordugo, Simone Cesaro
Pearson syndrome (PS) is a rare mitochondrial disorder that usually presents with transfusion-dependent macrocytic anemia, exocrine pancreatic dysfunction, and lactic acidosis. Typical bone marrow (BM) features are vacuolization in hematopoietic progenitors, hypocellularity, and ringed sideroblasts. At the neonatal age, PS may have a variable clinical onset. Moreover, there is little information about BM features at this age and the timing of their presentation. We report a neonatal case of PS that presented with refractory anemia and atypical BM features...
December 29, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Janna S E Ottenhoff, Peter G J Nikkels, C E J Terwisscha van Scheltinga, L Naeije
Solitary infantile myofibroma with visceral involvement is very rare. We present an unusual case of a solitary myofibroma with abdominal localization in a 1-day-old female neonate who presented with severe anemia and rectal bleeding. A bleeding myofibroma was found, located in the wall of the jejunum, and totally resected. In case of a solitary lesion, treatment is relatively easy and effective, with excellent prognosis after total resection. The multiple form (myofibromatosis) has a poor prognosis with low survival rates...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
Adeline Jacquinet, Lindsay Brown, Jessica Sawkins, Pengfei Liu, Denise Pugash, Margot I Van Allen, Millan S Patel
Fanconi anemia is a rare chromosome instability disorder with a highly variable phenotype. In the antenatal and neonatal periods, the diagnosis is usually suggested by the presence of typical congenital abnormalities such as intrauterine growth retardation, microcephaly and radial ray defects. We report a newborn female with a prenatal diagnosis of Fanconi anemia, complementation group O (FANCO). Antenatal ultrasounds identified symmetrical intrauterine growth retardation, complex heart defect as well as brain anomalies, overlapping fingers and cleft lip and palate...
December 23, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
Alberto Berardi, Eleonora Balestri, Goretta Bonacorsi, Claudio Chiossi, Giovanni Palazzi, Eugenio Spaggiari, Fabrizio Ferrari
Infantile pyknocytosis (IP) is a rare, self-limited neonatal haemolytic anaemia that may require multiple blood transfusions. Only a little more than 50 cases have been reported in the medical literature, and the great majority of them concerns term infants. The etiology of IP is not well understood; most likely it results from a transient extra-corpuscular factor, whose nature is unknown, transmitted from mother to child or, alternatively, from a deficiency of an anti-oxidative agent. We report the case of two preterm twins, one of which suffered from IP and developed severe anaemia at age 2 wk, while the other was unaffected...
November 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
Mathieu P Rodero, Alessandra Tesser, Eva Bartok, Gillian I Rice, Erika Della Mina, Marine Depp, Benoit Beitz, Vincent Bondet, Nicolas Cagnard, Darragh Duffy, Michael Dussiot, Marie-Louise Frémond, Marco Gattorno, Flavia Guillem, Naoki Kitabayashi, Fabrice Porcheray, Frederic Rieux-Laucat, Luis Seabra, Carolina Uggenti, Stefano Volpi, Leo A H Zeef, Marie-Alexandra Alyanakian, Jacques Beltrand, Anna Monica Bianco, Nathalie Boddaert, Chantal Brouzes, Sophie Candon, Roberta Caorsi, Marina Charbit, Monique Fabre, Flavio Faletra, Muriel Girard, Annie Harroche, Evelyn Hartmann, Dominique Lasne, Annalisa Marcuzzi, Bénédicte Neven, Patrick Nitschke, Tiffany Pascreau, Serena Pastore, Capucine Picard, Paolo Picco, Elisa Piscianz, Michel Polak, Pierre Quartier, Marion Rabant, Gabriele Stocco, Andrea Taddio, Florence Uettwiller, Erica Valencic, Diego Vozzi, Gunther Hartmann, Winfried Barchet, Olivier Hermine, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Alberto Tommasini, Yanick J Crow
Microbial nucleic acid recognition serves as the major stimulus to an antiviral response, implying a requirement to limit the misrepresentation of self nucleic acids as non-self and the induction of autoinflammation. By systematic screening using a panel of interferon-stimulated genes we identify two siblings and a singleton variably demonstrating severe neonatal anemia, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, liver fibrosis, deforming arthropathy and increased anti-DNA antibodies. In both families we identify biallelic mutations in DNASE2, associated with a loss of DNase II endonuclease activity...
December 19, 2017: Nature Communications
Shu-Xiang Lin, Jian-Bo Shu, Chao Wang, Rui Pan, Ying-Tao Meng, Chun-Hua Zhang, Bi-Li Zhang, Dan Wang, Yu-Qin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the value of urine gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) in the screening of children at risk of inherited metabolic diseases (IMD), and to identify the disease spectrum of IMD and the clinical characteristics of children with IMD. METHODS: The clinical data of 15 851 children at risk of IMD who underwent urine GC-MS in the Tianjin Children's Hospital between February 2012 and December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: In the 15 851 children, 5 793 (36...
December 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
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