Effectiveness of pamidronate in severe neonatal hypercalcemia caused by subcutaneous fat necrosis: A case report

G. Lombardi, R. Cabano, L. Bollani, C. Del Forno, M. Stronati

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Abstract

Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn (SCFN) is a panniculitis that develops in fatty areas during the first weeks of life after foetal distress or perinatal complications. Prognosis is generally good with complete regression, but it can be complicated by metabolic abnormalities like hypoglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia, thrombocytopenia, and also potentially life-threatening hypercalcemia. We report a case of severe hypercalcemia complicating SCFN in a newborn who was treated with hyperhydration, furosemide, prednisone, and pamidronate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-627
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume168
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

Keywords

  • Hypercalcemia
  • Newborn
  • Pamidronate
  • Subcutaneous fat necrosis
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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