Sudden, unexpected infant death due to pulmonary arterial hypertension

Title

Sudden, unexpected infant death due to pulmonary arterial hypertension

Creator

Igari Y; Hosoya T; Hayashizaki Y; Ohuchi T; Usui A; Kawasumi Y; Hashiyada M; Funayama M

Publisher

Legal Medicine (tokyo, Japan)

Date

2014

Subject

Child; Female; Humans; Death; cause of death; Autopsy; Preschool; Hypertension; Pulmonary; Sudden

Description

A 3-year-old girl with no particular medical history complained of a stomachache and died on the way to the hospital. The autopsy revealed marked right ventricular hypertrophy and dilation with no other cardiac abnormalities. Microscopically, the pulmonary small arteries showed marked medial hypertrophy and varying degrees of intimal and adventitial thickening. We supposed that the cause of death was attributable to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PAH is a rare disease that can cause sudden, unexpected death at any age. Forensic pathologists should consider PAH in the differential diagnosis of sudden death.
2014-01

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

44-47

Issue

1

Volume

16

Citation

Igari Y; Hosoya T; Hayashizaki Y; Ohuchi T; Usui A; Kawasumi Y; Hashiyada M; Funayama M, “Sudden, unexpected infant death due to pulmonary arterial hypertension,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 30, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15041.

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