Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 54, Issue 9, pp 771–773 | Cite as

Maternal pseudo-Bartter syndrome associated with severe perinatal brain injury

  • Shrenik VoraEmail author
  • Thowfique Ibrahim
  • Victor Samuel Rajadurai
Case Report



Maternal electrolyte imbalance is rarely reported as causative factor of severe perinatal brain injury.

Case characteristics

This case outlines a unique maternal and neonatal pseudo-Bartter syndrome presented with metabolic alkalosis and hypochloremia due to maternal severe vomiting.


Neonatal MRI brain revealed extensive brain hemorrhages with porencephalic cysts. Subsequent investigation workup points towards maternal severe metabolic alkalosis as its cause.


Careful medical attention should be paid to pregnant women with excessive vomiting to ensure a healthy outcome for both the mother and the baby.


Metabolic alkalosis Perinatal stroke Dyselectrolytemia 


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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shrenik Vora
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thowfique Ibrahim
    • 1
  • Victor Samuel Rajadurai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeonatologyKK Women’s and Children’s HospitalSingaporeSingapore

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