Bilateral middle cerebral artery thromboembolic occlusion. Could maternal hyperthermia be a detrimental factor?

Alberto Spalice, Francesca Del Balzo, Laura Papetti, Francesco Nicita, Fabiana Ursitti, Guglielmo Salvatori, Paola Iannetti

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Abstract

We describe a six-month-old girl with microcephaly, developmental delay, truncal hypotonia, left pyramidal signs, partial seizures and myoclonic spasms, born to a feverish mother. MRI showed bilateral vascular lesions in the territory of the middle cerebral arteries, prevalent in the right hemisphere, together with hypoplasia of the posterior part of the corpus callosum and Wallerian degeneration of the cerebral peduncle. There may be many reasons for these lesions. In the reported patient the presence of maternal hyperthermia could have exacerbated cerebral thromboembolic occlusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-252
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Volume77
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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