A case of maple syrup urine disease misdiagnosed as Tetanus neonatorum on admission
Version of Record online: 19 JAN 2011
1994 Japan Pediatric Society
Volume 36, Issue 3, pages 284–286, June 1994
How to Cite
KÜLTÜRSAY, N., KÜTÜKÇÜLER, N., BÜYÜKGEBIZ, B. and KLEIJER, W. (1994), A case of maple syrup urine disease misdiagnosed as Tetanus neonatorum on admission. Pediatrics International, 36: 284–286. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-200X.1994.tb03181.x
- Issue online: 19 JAN 2011
- Version of Record online: 19 JAN 2011
- Received 16 April 1993; revision 27 September 1993; accepted 1 October 1993.
- Maple Syrup Urine Disease;
- Tetanus neonatorum
A case of Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) is presented with clinical signs and symptoms on admission resembling neonatal tetanus. Diagnosis had to be differentiated between MSUD and other metabolic disorders and neonatal infections (especially neonatal tetanus because of severe opisthotonos) and generalized seizures of the patient. Early diagnosis of the MSUD patient is very important for effective therapy and better long-term prognosis as well as genetic counselling and prenatal diagnosis for future pregnancies.