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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-59723

Cont, M; Fontijn, J; Michels, R; Arlettaz, R (2011). Congenital glaucoma in siblings. Luzern, CH: Swiss Society of Neonatology.

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We report on a full term female neonate delivered by cesarean section at 37 2/7 weeks of gestation. The mother, a 28-year-old G2/P2, had a history of autoimmune thrombocytopenia and diabetes mellitus type I. She also has astigmatism and the father is myopic. There is no history of consanguinity. The first child, a son, was born at term and discharged home considered to be healthy. However, the parents noticed corneal clouding, and brought their baby to
the pediatrician who confirmed corneal opacities and
buphthalmus. The child was referred to the ophthalmologist
who diagnosed congenital glaucoma at the age of four weeks. After numerous surgical procedures and treatment with antihypertensive agents, his visualoutcome at three and a half years is presently 0.25 cardiff charts in the right eye and 0.158 cardiff charts in the left eye. Because of the possibility of an inherited condition as an autosomal recessive trait, genetic analysis was recommended but declined by the parents.


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Item Type:Scientific Publication in Electronic Form
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Ophthalmology Clinic
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neonatology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:December 2011
Deposited On:25 Feb 2012 17:28
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:39
Publisher:Swiss Society of Neonatology
Additional Information:Case of the month 12(2011)
Official URL:http://www.neonet.ch/assets/cotm/index.php?book=2011-12&htmlflash
Related URLs:http://neonet.ch/en/03_Case_of_the_month/archive.php (Publisher)

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