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Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 1998;5(2):212-216.
Published online January 1, 2001.
Two Cases of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in the Infants of Diabetic Mother.
Hye Kyung Yu, Eun Kyung Zi, Su yeon Park, Yeung Sun Sin, Yong Sep Kim
Department of Pediatrics, Sae Kang Hospital, Pusan, Korea.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy(HCM) in the infant of diabetic mother is transient, nonfamilial condition with morphologic and functional abnormalities that resemble familial HCM. However, unlike ""true"" HCM, the cardiomyopathy of infants of diabetic mothers is usually innocent and transient, resolving during the first 6 months of life. Cardiorespiratory distress may improve within 2 to 4 weeks. Reported are two cases of infants with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, attributed to maternal diabetes. These infants developed respiratory distress within a few hours after birth, but needed only supportive care. Echocardiogram showed myocardial hypertrophy regressing over two to four months.
Key Words: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Infant of diabetic mother


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