LCHAD deficiency and extreme prematurity: challenging aspects of nutritional management
In this article we present the case of an extremely preterm female infant who was born at 22+5 weeks’ gestation following an antepartum haemorrhage. A postnatal genetic diagnosis of long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase (LCHAD) deficiency was made. LCHAD deficiency is a complex metabolic condition, which can be even more challenging to treat when combined with extreme prematurity. Using specialised milk formulas in an extremely preterm infant was a difficult decision; this case report aims to highlight such nutritional and metabolic challenges.
Paediatrics Specialty Trainee ST4
Paediatric Dietitian, Team Leader
1Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
2Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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