Revista chilena de pediatría
versión ISSN 0370-4106
GAETE M, Beatriz; ESTAY N, Alberto y MESA L, Tomás. Hydroanencephalia in a newborn due to congenital toxoplasmosis. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2011, vol.82, n.5, pp. 419-425. ISSN 0370-4106. doi: 10.4067/S0370-41062011000500007.
A case is described of a full-term newborn with hydroanencephalia due to congenital toxoplasmosis. Prenatal diagnosis had been made. The infection was supposedly acquired in the early stages of the pregnancy, the mother presented positive serology for active infection. The newborn presented elevated specific IgM. Fetal and newborn MRI was compatible with hydrancencephalia. The newborn presented macrocephalia, cataracts, abnormal archaic reflexes, hypotonia, thermoregulation abnormalities, and altered spinal fluid. Due to the severity and rarity of this clinical picture, and an absence of a national detection program, the possibility of offering mothers the possibility of detecting this illness is highlighted.
Palabras clave : Hydranencephalia; feyal infections; congenital toxoplasmosis.