Sudden and unexpected neonatal death: a protocol for the postmortem diagnosis of fatty acid oxidation disorders.

@article{Rinaldo1999SuddenAU,
  title={Sudden and unexpected neonatal death: a protocol for the postmortem diagnosis of fatty acid oxidation disorders.},
  author={Piero Rinaldo and Hye Ran Yoon and Chaoli Yu and Kimiyo M. Raymond and Caterina Tiozzo and Giampiero Giordano},
  journal={Seminars in perinatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          204-10
        }
}
Fatty acid oxidation (FAO) disorders are frequently reported as the cause of sudden and unexpected death, but their postmortem identification remains difficult. Over a period of 5 years, the authors have identified 44 cases representing five FAO disorders and 19 additional cases without a diagnosis of a specific defect. Among the two groups, 13 patients died in the neonatal period, 10 in the FAO group, and three from the undetermined defect group. This outcome was consistently associated with… CONTINUE READING
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