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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 190-192

Desaturation during feeding in a term neonate due to 20p duplication syndrome

1 Department of Pediatrics, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Puducherry, India
2 Department of Neonatology, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kadirvel Karthikeyan
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Puducherry
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ipcares.ipcares_114_21

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Background: Feeding problems are common in preterm neonates of which desaturation during direct feeding is a known entity. However, term newborns have acceptable range of fall in saturation while feeding directly. Here, we report a term newborn with dysmorphic features had desaturation during feeding. Clinical Description: A male baby born to second-degree consanguineous parents at term who was managed for transient tachypnea of newborn had fall in saturation beyond acceptable range during feeding. He had low set ears, high-arched palate, thin upper lip, clinodactyly, and anal tag. Management: The baby was subjected for thorough exploration of respiratory/gastrointestinal/neurological systems which did not reveal attributable findings. Clinical exome sequencing revealed 20p duplication. He was started on orogastric feeding and could be gradually changed to direct feeding at 4 months of age. Conclusions: This report may improve the understanding toward approach to feeding problems in term neonates and also about phenotypic features of 20 p duplication which is less reported.

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