Idiopathic Neonatal Haemochromatosis: A Case Report

  • S Besharat Neonatalogist, Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences Gorgan
  • E Alaee Neonatalogist, Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan
  • Y Zahedpasha Paediatric Research Center, Amirkola Children Hospital, Department of Paediatric, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol
Keywords: Neonatal hemochromatosis, liver biopsy, serum ferritin

Abstract

A case of neonatal hemochromatosis is reported in a premature 35-week infant who presented at birth with coffee ground vomiting and gradual appearance of grayish icter and colorless stool. Neonatal hemochromatosis was confirmed by elevated ferritin levels and extrahepatic siderosis detected in liver biopsy.

Key words: Neonatal hemochromatosis; Liver biopsy; Serum ferritin

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v31i3.4966

J Nep Paedtr Soc 2011;31(3): 247-248

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2011-09-20
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Besharat, S., Alaee, E., & Zahedpasha, Y. (2011). Idiopathic Neonatal Haemochromatosis: A Case Report. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 31(3), 247-248. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v31i3.4966
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