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Neonatology Review: Q & A


Editors, Dr. Brodsky and Dr. Martin, have granted us permission to reproduce these questions.

An appropriate for gestational age term male infant has persistent hypoglycemia despite an adequate oral intake. Physical examination shows that the infant has a large tongue, exophthalmos, and a prominent occiput.

Which is the most likely pattern of inheritance of this infant's syndrome?

A. Autosomal dominant
B. Autosomal recessive
C. X-linked dominant
D. X-linked recessive

Briefly Legal

Gastric Perforation in the Neonate

Maureen E. Sims, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles

Gastric perforation is a rare complication in neonates, but it is more common in preterm than term babies.  The causes are numerous, and the associated signs and symptoms are non-specific.  Gastric perforation can present with any combination of abdominal distention feeding intolerance, respiratory distress, poor activity, gastrointestinal bleeding, abdominal erythema, or shock. The mortality is high if there is a delay in recognition and surgical repair.

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Section on Perinatal Pediatrics

The Section on Perinatal Pediatrics is the home organization for specialists in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and also welcomes affiliate members working in related disciplines. At a membership of nearly 3,500, the Section is the largest specialty group of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Section's highest priority is to ensure optimal health and well-being of babies and mothers and this is accomplished through the Section's core activities in the realms of advocacy, education, outreach and support of clinicians and researchers.


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