Malignant hypertension and cerebral haemorrhage in Seckel syndrome

Rossella Di Bartolomeo, Giancarlo Polidori, Marco Piastra, Luigi Viola, Guiseppe Zampino, Antonio Chiaretti

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Seckel syndrome is an autosomal recessive condition with severe short stature and facial and neurological anomalies. Intracranial haemorrhage, due to rupture of a cerebral aneurysm, is a very rare complication of this syndrome. Malignant hypertension may play an important role in the aetiology of the aneurysm and early detection is essential in order to prevent organ damage. Conclusion: We report a new case of Seckel syndrome associated with malignant hypertension and cerebral haemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)860-862
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Aneurysm
  • Cerebral haemorrhage
  • Malignant hypertension
  • Seckel syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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