A rare form of acute benign hydrocephalus in small infants, occurring within 12 hours of receiving large doses of vitamin A and D and last 24 to 48 hours. The onset of the hydrocephalus is acute with brusque and intense bulging of the fontanels. The condition subsides spontaneously after complete cessation of the medication. Obsolete, no longer used term.
- J. Marie, G. Sée:
Hydrocéphalie aiguë bénigne du nourrison après ingestion d’une dose massive et unique de vitamines A et D.
Archives francaises de pédiatrie, Paris, 1951, 8: 563.565.
Acute hypervitaminosis A of the infant.
American Journal of Diseases of Children, Chicago, 1954, 87: 731.
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