CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123--125

Multiple structural cardiac malformations in a macrosomic, possibly missed infant of a diabetic mother


Igoche David Peter1, Zubaida L Farouk2, Abdulsalam Mohammed2, Mustafa Ohikhena Asani2, Ibrahim Aliyu2, Fatima Usman2 
1 The Limi Children's Hospital/CardioCare Cardiovascular Specialty Hospital, Abuja-FCT, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Paediatrics, Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Igoche David Peter
The Limi Children's Hospital/CardioCare Cardiovascular Specialty Hospital, Abuja-FCT
Nigeria

Infants of diabetic mothers are prone to cardiac malformations due to teratogenicity of diabetes mellitus (DM). We present here the case of a macrosomic neonate who had marked difficulty with breathing. He had severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with patent ductus arteriosus and cor triatriatum dexter, and although his mother had obstetric and a family history suggestive of DM, this diagnosis was not made as her antenatal fasting plasma glucose assay was normal. The need for adequate diagnosis using oral glucose tolerance test or hemoglobin A1c is hereby emphasized.


How to cite this article:
Peter ID, Farouk ZL, Mohammed A, Asani MO, Aliyu I, Usman F. Multiple structural cardiac malformations in a macrosomic, possibly missed infant of a diabetic mother.CHRISMED J Health Res 2019;6:123-125


How to cite this URL:
Peter ID, Farouk ZL, Mohammed A, Asani MO, Aliyu I, Usman F. Multiple structural cardiac malformations in a macrosomic, possibly missed infant of a diabetic mother. CHRISMED J Health Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Jul 5 ];6:123-125
Available from: https://www.cjhr.org/article.asp?issn=2348-3334;year=2019;volume=6;issue=2;spage=123;epage=125;aulast=Peter;type=0