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 76 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cholestasis in infants with immune hydrops fetalis.
 

Author(s): Sahin Takcı, Tuğba Alarcon-Martinez, Davut Bozkaya, Şule Yiğit, Ayşe Korkmaz, Murat Yurdakök

Journal: Turk. J. Pediatr.. ;55(6):616-9.

 

Rhesus (Rh) hemolytic disease of the newborn represents a broad spectrum of symptoms in the fetus and newborn, ranging from mild to severe hemolytic anemia and hydrops fetalis. Cholestasis is a common problem in infants with immune hydrops fetalis (IHF). The aim of this study was ...

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2014

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Transient myeloproliferative disorder and non-immune hydrops fetalis in a neonate with trisomy 21.
 

Author(s): K L Hon, T Y Leung

Journal: Hong Kong Med J. 2014 Feb;20(1):78.e3-e4.

 

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2014

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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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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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