Case 37-1976: Intestinal Obstruction in an Infant with Congenital Leukemia

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Presentation of Case A four-day-old girl was admitted to the hospital because of leukemia. She was born at 38 weeks' gestation of the third pregnancy of a healthy mother aged 28 years. The pregnancy was complicated at six weeks by an untreated nonspecific viral-like illness and one month before delivery by external otitis, which was treated with aspirin, acetaminophen and local drops. Two weeks before delivery hypertension was noted, and hydrochlorothiazide was prescribed. The onset of labor was spontaneous, and delivery occurred within three hours. The birth weight was 3275 g. The child had a “blueberry-muffin” appearance, with numerous purple. © 1976, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

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Cited Authors

  • Cabot, RC; Scully, RE; Galdabini, JJ; Mcneely, BU; Toch, R; Robboy, SJ

Published Date

  • September 9, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 295 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 608 - 614

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-4406

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-4793

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJM197609092951108

Citation Source

  • Scopus