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Mass ascites in Mulibrey nanism



Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Other specializations of internal medicine
Keywords Mulibrey nanism; Ascites; Wilms tumor; Constrictive pericarditis
Description Mulibrey nanism is a rare inherited disease characterized by growth failure and multi-organ manifestations. Mulibrey nanism is extremely rare in the Czech Republic,only this one patient has been reported yet. Mass ascites was the main clinical finding in this 22-year-old male patient. Combined treatment with spironolactone and furosemide improved significantly the patients quality of life and allowed conservative treatment of ascites with no need of repeated punctures. Current clinical status of the patient was satisfactory but various complications in the future are very probable because this patient has multiple organs, especially cardial, impairment.
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