A rare condition characterised by fetal and placental hydrops and maternal pre-eclampsia
Aetiology Obstetrical problems including Rh incompatibility, metabolic disease, fetal infection, and fetal malformations, possibly linked to high-output cardiac failure in the mother, possibly due to the release of hormones or vasoactive substances by the placenta
• Maternal Oedema, albuminuria, pre-eclampsia; lab findings may include anaemia, increased uric acid
• Fetal Ascites, hydrops, twin-twin transfusion
Synonyms Ballantyne syndrome, triple oedema syndrome
A rare form of anterograde amnesia described in 2007 by Giovannini Conchiglia, a loose interpretation of which was seen on House, MD, Series 4, Episode 5.
In the syndrome–assuming it actually exists–patients mimic those around them. It is linked to damage to the fronto-temporal cortex.
Synonyms Giovannini mirror syndrome, Zelig-like syndrome
References Conchiglia, G, Rocca, GD & Grossi, D (2007). Zelig-like syndrome. Neurocase, iFirst, 1-5.Î