Hydrops fetalis: lysosomal storage disorders in extremis.

  title={Hydrops fetalis: lysosomal storage disorders in extremis.},
  author={Deborah L. Stone and Ellen Sidransky},
  journal={Advances in pediatrics},
In recent years there has been an increased recognition that hydrops fetalis may be an extreme presentation of many of the lysosomal storage disorders. Hydrops fetalis, the excessive accumulation of serous fluid in the subcutaneous tissues and serous cavities of the fetus, has many possible etiologies, providing a diagnostic challenge for the physician. Ten different lysosomal storage disorders have now been diagnosed in infants with hydrops fetalis, including mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) VII… CONTINUE READING
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