Infants with acute pulmonary hypertensive crisis: a case series

Suryakranti C


Pulmonary hypertension (PH) refers to an abnormal elevation of blood pressure in the pulmonary vascular circulation, and has multiple etiologies. The condition is potentially life threatening and can have varied presentations. We present our experience with 3 infants who were admitted in our tertiary level PICU over a span of 3 months. All 3 were exclusively breast-fed young infants with normal birth and family histories, and presented to us in respiratory and circulatory failure with severe metabolic acidosis. An observation made retrospectively after the management of the first case led to the prompt diagnosis of the succeeding 2 cases. In view of severe metabolic acidosis in the first infant, as part of workup and management of inborn errors of metabolism 

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