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Hydrops fetalis associated with congenital myotonic dystrophy.
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
  • A. M. Afifi
  • Asha Rijhsinghani, University of Iowa
  • F. Eyal
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-1992
Abstract

We report a case of congenital myotonic dystrophy in a newborn infant who presented with hydrops fatalis. Clinical features were hypotonia, generalized edema, pleural effusion, respiratory distress, scalp hematomas, and tented mouth facies. Review of literature shows that congenital myotonic dystrophy is not a rare cause of nonimmune hydrops fetalis as previously thought.

Keywords
  • Female,
  • Humans,
  • Hydrops Fetalis,
  • Infant,
  • Newborn,
  • Myotonic Dystrophy
Published Article/Book Citation
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology (1992) 166:3, pp. 929-930.
Citation Information
A. M. Afifi, Asha Rijhsinghani and F. Eyal. "Hydrops fetalis associated with congenital myotonic dystrophy." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology Vol. 166 Iss. 3 (1992) p. 929 - 930 ISSN: 0002-9378
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/asha_rijhsinghani/46/