Placental floor infarction complicating the pregnancy of a fetus with long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-coA dehydrogenase (LCHAD) deficiency

Dietrich Matern, Bahig M. Schehata, Prem Shekhawa, Arnold W. Strauss, Michael J. Bennett, Piero Rinaldo

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Abstract

By postmortem biochemical and molecular genetic analyses, an 8-month-old infant was diagnosed with long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency, an inborn error of mitochondrial fatty acid β-oxidation. He was born following a pregnancy complicated by a maternal floor infarction of the placenta, a disorder of unknown etiology. We speculate that the child's autosomal recessive fatty acid β-oxidation disorder and the pregnancy complication are causally related.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-268
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Genetics and Metabolism
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Endocrinology

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