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May 1978

Transient Hypoparathyroidism in an Infant of a Mother With a Renal Transplant

Author Affiliations

Departments of Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology Good Samaritan Hospital 1033 E McDowell Rd Phoenix, AZ 85006

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(5):530-531. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120300090023

Since the first successful delivery of a viable infant from a mother who received a kidney transplant in 1958,1 there has been an increasing number of babies born to renal transplant recipients.2 Literature is accumulating regarding the special problems of the fetus and infant born to a parent having renal transplantation. These problems are most commonly related to compromised maternal renal status or immunosuppressive therapy necessary to ensure transplant viability.

We report a case of transient hypoparathyroidism and tetany in an infant born to a mother who had a renal transplant. The mother was subsequently shown to have hyperparathyroidism.

Report of a Case.—A 6-week-old girl was admitted to Good Samaritan Hospital with a two-week history of increasing irritability, jitteriness, and multifocal seizures. The infant was the product of a term pregnancy, complicated only by mild thirdtrimester vaginal spotting. The infant's mother was a 40-year-old gravida 3, para