Nonimmune hydrops fetalis in two cases of consanguineous parents and associated with hereditary spherocytosis and hemophagocytic hystiocytosis

Yetgin S., Aytac S., Gurakan F., Yurdakok M.

JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY, vol.27, no.4, pp.252-254, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.252-254
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Nonimmune hydrops fetalis may occur as a result of different etiological conditions and in about one-third of cases no cause could be identified. Here, we report two cases of nonimmune hydrops fetalis associated with hereditary spherocytosis and hemophagocytic hystiocytosis. We think that babies with hydrops fetalis born of consanguineous parents should be examined for hereditary diseases, and that these rare causes should be taken into account in problematic cases.