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European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 157, Issue 6, pp 498–501 | Cite as

Familial non-immune hydrops fetalis and congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia

  • P. R. Njølstad
  • H. Reigstad
  • J. Westby
  • A. Espeland
NEONATOLOGY

Abstract

We report on three siblings with non-immune hydrops fetalis. Congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia was diagnosed in two of them. One of these, a girl still alive and suffering from frequent airway infections, has bilateral pleural effusions and distal congenital lymphoedema.

Conclusion To our knowledge, this is the first report of non-immune hydrops fetalis and congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia occurring in siblings.

Key words Congenital pulmonal lymphangiectasia Familial Hydrops fetalis Lymphoedema 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. R. Njølstad
    • 1
  • H. Reigstad
    • 2
  • J. Westby
    • 3
  • A. Espeland
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Medical Genetics, University of Bergen, N-5021 Bergen, NorwayNO
  2. 2.Department of Paediatrics, University of Bergen, Haukeland Hospital, N-5021 Bergen, Norway E-mail: pal.r.njolstad@bkb.haukeland.no, Tel.: +47-55-975200, Fax: +47-55-975147NO
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, University of Bergen, Bergen, NorwayNO
  4. 4.Department of Radiology, University of Bergen, Bergen, NorwayNO

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