Basak Yildiz Atikan, Ozge Altun Koroglu, Mehmet Yalaz, Orkan Ergun, Zafer Dokumcu, Basak Doganavsargil, Mete Akisu, Nilgun Kultursay.
Perforated Appendicitis After Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy in a Term Neonate with Haemolytic Jaundice.
J Coll Physicians Surg Pak Jan ;25(4):296-8.
Neonatal appendicitis is a rare clinical condition that may cause high morbidity and mortality if diagnosis is delayed. There is usually an underlying disease; it can also be a localized form of necrotizing enterocolitis. Here, we present a term neonate who was treated with intravenous immunoglobulin because of severe isoimmune hemolytic jaundice. The patient developed abdominal symptoms within 10 hours of therapy, was diagnosed with acute perforated appendicitis and completely recovered after surgery.
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