Hydrops fetalis

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Hydrops fetalis

Hydrops fetalis is a serious condition in which abnormal amounts of fluid build up in two or more body areas of a fetus or newborn. There are two types of hydrops fetalis: immune and nonimmune. Immune hydrops fetalis is a complication of a severe form of Rh incompatibility. Rh compatibility causes massive red blood cell destruction, which leads to several problems, including total body swelling. Severe swelling can interfere with how the body organs work. Nonimmune hydrops fetalis occurs when a disease or medical condition disrupts the body's ability to manage fluid. There are three main causes for this type: heart or lung problems, severe anemia (thalassemia), and genetic defects, including Turner syndrome. The exact cause depends on which form a baby has.
 

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The terms "Hydrops fetalis" returned 74 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Nonimmune hydrops fetalis in a children's hospital: a six-year series.
 

Author(s): Zhi Min Ng, Meei Jiun Seet, May Na Erng, Flynne Buendia, Alvin Shang Ming Chang, Bhavani Sriram

Journal: Singapore Med J. 2013 Sep;54(9):487-90.

 

We aimed to study the profile of nonimmune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) in the local population and identify its outcomes and causes.

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2013

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Placental mesenchymal dysplasia complicated by hydrops fetalis and fetal death: a case report.
 

Author(s): Mojgan Akbarzadeh-Jahromi, Fatemeh Sari Aslani, Shams Parvari

Journal: Arch Iran Med. 2013 Sep;16(9):551-4.

 

Placental mesenchymal dysplasia is a rare condition of the placenta and its true incidence and underlying cause has remained unknown till now due to its rarity. Its accurate diagnosis is essential, because placental mesenchymal dysplasia is usually compatible with a good fetal and ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2013

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[Nonimmune hydrops fetalis: two decades of experience in a university hospital].
 

Author(s): Alessandra Fritsch, Ana Lúcia Letti Müller, Maria Teresa Vieira Sanseverino, Rejane Gus Kessler, Patricia Martins Moura Barrios, Lucas Mohr Patusco, José Antonio de Azevedo Magalhães

Journal: Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet. 2012 Jul;34(7):310-5.

 

To identify the etiology of nonimmune hydrops fetalis cases in pregnant women diagnosed and referred for prenatal care.

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2012

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The terms "Hydrops fetalis" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lysosomal storage disorder in non-immunological hydrops fetalis (NIHF): more common than assumed? Report of four cases with transient NIHF and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Catharina Whybra, Eugen Mengel, Alexandra Russo, Franz Bahlmann, Christoph Kampmann, Michael Beck, Elke Eich, Eva Mildenberger

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Lysosomal storage disorders (LSD) are a rare cause of non immunological hydrops fetalis (NIHF) and congenital ascites. The reported incidence is about 1%. The incidence of idiopathic NIHF is estimated to be about 18%.

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2013

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Fetal cardiac rhabdomyoma with hydrops fetalis: report of 2 cases and literature review.
 

Author(s): Ninlapa Pruksanusak, Thitima Suntharasaj, Chitkasaem Suwanrath, Monlika Phukaoloun, Kanet Kanjanapradit

Journal: J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Nov;31(11):1821-4.

 

Rhabdomyoma is the most common cardiac tumor in fetuses, often associated with the tuberous sclerosis complex, especially when multiple tumors and a positive family history of tuberous sclerosis are noted. The tumor is often benign and has a tendency to regress but may increase in ...

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2012

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Hydrops fetalis caused by homozygous alpha-thalassemia and Rh antigen alloimmunization: report of a survivor and literature review.
 

Author(s): Divya-Devi Joshi, H James Nickerson, Michael J McManus

Journal: Clin Med Res. 2004 Nov;2(4):228-32.

 

Hematologic causes of hydrops fetalis include homozygous alpha-thalassemia and immune hemolytic anemias. We report the case of a boy with hydrops fetalis who had homozygous alpha-thalassemia and alloimmune hemolytic anemia due to anti-E and anti-C blood group antibodies. He received ...

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2005

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