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, cilt.27, sa.4, ss.252-254, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1038/
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.252-254


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.