DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20183839

A neonatal hypertriglyceridemia presenting with respiratory distress: a rare case report

Sumit Bhatia, Payas Joshi, Jay Kishore, Chetnanand Jha

Abstract


Neonatal hypertriglyceridemia is a very rare condition. Diagnosis in neonatal period is very difficult and is usually diagnosed when acute pancreatitis sets in. Early diagnosis is important as it can prevent the complications associated with the condition that is acute pancreatitis and pancreatic necrosis. Here we present a case of neonatal hypertriglyceridemia who presented to us with respiratory distress but was diagnosed early due to the presence of highly viscous and milky blood. This holds importance as early treatment can reduce the complications and morbidity associated with familial hypertriglyceridemia.

 


Keywords


Hypertriglyceridemia, Milky blood, Neonatal

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