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- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We report a neonate with the transient form of nonketotic hyperglycinemia manifested by extreme hypotonia, lethargy, apnea, and myoclonic and generalized convulsions in early neonatal life. Despite normalization of the biochemical values, severe neurologic sequelae were observed. This case suggests that the transient form of nonketotic hyperglycinemia sometimes causes severe brain damage.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A 13-year-old boy is described who developed severe adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), biochemical pancreatitis and skin vasculitis after an acute respiratory infection due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae. The boy was mechanically ventilated for 17 days, but could be discharged in good clinical condition after 36 days of hospitalization. However, major disturbances of the lung function tests persisted, suggesting interstitial fibrosis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of ARDS after M. pneumoniae infection in childhood.
University of AntwerpAntwerpen, Flanders, Belgium