Maternal pseudo-Bartter syndrome associated with severe perinatal brain injury
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Maternal electrolyte imbalance is rarely reported as causative factor of severe perinatal brain injury.
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.
KeywordsMetabolic alkalosis Perinatal stroke Dyselectrolytemia
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