Stridor in a neonate--is it just a floppy larynx?

K B Naeem, Mansoor Ahmed
22q II deletion syndrome, characterized by deletion of long arm of chromosome 22, encompasses a wide range of clinical features, mainly congenital heart defects, facial dysmorphism, palatal defects, feeding problems, immune deficiency and hypocalcaemia. We report a case of 8 days old baby with 4 day history of stridor, feeding problems and vomiting. He was found to have some dysmorphic features and proven to have this deletion syndrome on FISH (Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization) testing. He was
more » ... then effectively managed by a multi-disciplinary team effort. Clinicians should have low threshold of karyotyping and FISH in a neonate presenting with stridor along with dysmorphic features.
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