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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0320102787.
Published online Oct 21, 2010. doi:  10.1136/bcr.03.2010.2787
PMCID: PMC3028481
Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
Acute non-immune hydrops fetalis caused by intrauterine echovirus infection
J Weitz and S Das
1Special Care Baby Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
2Department of Paediatrics, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Berks, UK
Correspondence to J Weitz, weitzjb/at/
We present a case of non-immune hydrops fetalis presenting acutely in the third trimester caused by echovirus infection. The infant required intensive care for over 2 weeks.
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