Hydrops fetalis associated with red cell pyruvate kinase deficiency

R C Hennekam, F A Beemer, B P Cats, G Jansen, G E Staal

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A hydrops fetalis and multicystic encephalomalacia were diagnosed in a neonate who was one of twins. The co-twin had died 5 weeks prior to delivery. The most likely explantation for both hydrops and multicystic encephalomalacia was fetal anemia caused by a red cell pyruvate kinase deficiency, and aggravated by an intrauterine disseminated intravascular coagulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-9
Number of pages5
JournalGenetic Counseling
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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