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Keywords:

  • autodialysis;
  • bladder rupture;
  • H1N1 influenza;
  • neonate;
  • urinary ascites

Abstract

Urinary ascites in a newborn infant is unusual and most commonly results from bladder perforation following umbilical arterial catheterisation or obstructive uropathy. The following report describes a case of fetal bladder rupture with urinary ascites in a mother ventilated and sedated with narcotics and benzodiazepines for H1N1 influenza. This was associated with a unique biochemical profile of hyponatraemia and elevated serum urea and creatinine characteristic of urinary autodialysis in the neonate.