Dicembre 2009 - Volume XXVIII - numero 10

Medico e Bambino


Pagine elettroniche ; Caso Contributivo

La sindrome del bambino azzurro

Matteo Bramuzzo1, Manuela Pasini2, Antonio Belluzzi2, Mauro Pocecco2

1Scuola di Specializzazione in Pediatria, Università di Trieste
2UO di Pediatria, Ospedale “M. Bufalini”, Cesena

Indirizzo per corrispondenza: bramuzzo@tiscalinet.it

BLUE BABY SYNDROME

Key words: Blue baby syndrome, Methemoglobinemia, Nitrate intoxication

Nitrate intoxication caused by vegetables consumption is an unusual cause of methemoglobinemia in infancy. The skin colour becomes blue and the Hb desaturation can be fatal. We report the case of a 7-month girl who was intoxicated by chards and two additional cases in which the condition was caused by carrots or by well water. A high index of suspicion is the most important factor in diagnosis.

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M. Bramuzzo, M. Pasini, A. Belluzzi, M. Pocecco
La sindrome del bambino azzurro
Medico e Bambino 2009;28(10):665-666 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0910_665.pdf

Pagine elettroniche ; Caso Contributivo

Medicina naturale e sindrome di Stevens–Johnson

Francesco De Maddi, Fabio Antonelli, Milena Torino, Paolo Siani

UOC di Pediatria. Azienda Ospedaliera di rilievo nazionale “Antonio Cardarelli”, Napoli

Indirizzo per corrispondenza: francesco.demaddi@ospedalecardarelli.it

NATURAL DRUGS AND STEVENS-JOHNSON SYNDROME

Key words: Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Severe cutaneous drug reactions, Chinese drugs

Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is an immunecomplex-mediated hypersensivity. Paediatric case is more often related to a reaction to a drug or to infections. SJS typically involves the skin and the membranes. Lesions may become bullous and later rupture leaving denuded skin. The Authors describe a case of SJS in a three-year-old Chinese child with severe involvement of oral and mucous membranes. The serology of most common implicated organism was negative. Chinese drugs were incriminated in this case of SJS. The patient responded to IVIg infusion.

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F. De Maddi, F. Antonelli, M. Torino, P. Siani
Medicina naturale e sindrome di Stevens–Johnson
Medico e Bambino 2009;28(10):665-666 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0910_665.pdf


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