Case Report

18p- syndrome in a newborn with hypernatremic dehydration and intracranial hemorrhage: a case report

  • Mustafa Kul
  • Mustafa Gülgün
  • Sebahattin Vurucu
  • Vural Kesik
  • Muhterem Bahçe
  • S. Ümit Sarıcı
  • Faruk Alpay

Received Date: 30.03.2005 Accepted Date: 14.10.2005 Gulhane Med J 2006;48(1):37-39

Deletion in 18p chromosome (18p- syndrome) is a quite rare chromosomal disorder including diversely phenotypic properties. Mental retardation, failure to thrive, round face, dysplastic ears, craniofacial dysmorphism as wide mouth and anomaly of teeth, brain, genital system, eye and heart are main clinical features. We herein report a newborn with dysmorphic face features, who was admitted due to severe dehydration and identified to have protein C deficiency and intracranial hemorrhage.

Keywords: Intracranial hemorrhage, protein C deficiency, 18p- syndrome