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- Feb 09 2018
What is Mirror Syndrome?- Dr. Anjana Ramesh
It is also known as Ballantyne Syndrome or triple edema. It occurs when the fetus has an abnormal buildup of fluid, while the mother has preeclampsia, a condition of high blood pressure. The gestational age at diagnosis of mirror syndrome was between 22 to 27 weeks of gestation.
It is usually caused by fetal hydrops, which is the collection of fluid in the fetus. The fluid can build up beneath the skin, in the stomach, around the lungs, or around the heart. Fetal hydrops may be caused by:
- Heart problems
- Metabolic disorders
- Genetic Syndromes
- Flu-like symptoms lasting 3 days
- A headache
- Decreased fetal movement
- Pitting edema
- Urine test
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension test
In most cases, it causes fetal or neonatal death and in contrast, maternal involvement is limited at the most to preeclampsia.
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