Differentiation of transient hyperammonemia of the newborn and urea cycle enzyme defects by clinical presentation.

@article{Hudak1985DifferentiationOT,
  title={Differentiation of transient hyperammonemia of the newborn and urea cycle enzyme defects by clinical presentation.},
  author={Mark Lawrence Hudak and M. Douglas Jones and Saul W. Brusilow},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1985},
  volume={107 5},
  pages={
          712-9
        }
}
We reviewed clinical data in 33 patients with transient hyperammonemia of the newborn (THAN): six previously unreported cases and 27 from the literature. Thirteen neonates with urea cycle enzyme deficiencies (UCED) served for comparison. No differences were found in the incidence of perinatal complications, route of delivery, Apgar scores, sex, or incidence or time of onset of seizures. On the other hand, neonates with THAN had significantly lower birth weights (mean +/- SEM 2282 +/- 78 gm vs… CONTINUE READING

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