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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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MORAN, Rafael Amador et al. Case presentation. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2016, vol.42, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3062.

Toxoplasmosis, known as the "Twentieth century parasites disease", becomes important in infants whose mothers were infected for the first time during pregnancy. The aim of this work is to present the case of a 40 weeks newborn with congenital toxoplasmosis. The birth weight was 3 500 g, Apgar 2/3. Immediate endotracheal intubation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was required. There were meconium, 14-hour membrane rupture time, maternal history of vaginal sepsis, detained presentation prompting emergency caesarean section. At 4 hours of life, disseminated intravascular coagulation develops, accompanied by marked hypotonia, staring with no pupillary response or respiratory effort. At 48 hours, acute renal failure appears with rapid progression of multiple organ failure. Skull ultrasound showed increased brain echogenicity, effacement of the cerebral convolutions and dilated lateral ventricles. Torpid evolution, with no neurological recovery, internal disorders and disorders of acid-base and electrolyte balance, progressive deterioration of the cardiac and respiratory functions, dies at 21 days of life. Decease occurs at 21 days of life.

Keywords : Congenital toxoplasmosis; toxoplasma gondii; neonatal infection.

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