Agnes Salvador, MD;
Debrah Meislich, MD;
Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr, MD
Arch Fam Med. 1995;4(6):489-490.
AN INFANT delivered at 29 weeks' gestation with a birth weight of 1.06 kg was noted to have large, coalescent patches of hypopigmentation that were most prominent on the back (Figure 1 ). Routine cranial ultrasonography revealed extensive multicystic encephalomalacia (Figure 2). Bilateral chorioretinal scarring and optic atrophy were present on ophthalmologic examination (Figure 3). Results of an electroencephalogram and testing of acoustic and visual evoked reflexes were markedly abnormal.
From the Divisions of Neonatology (Dr Salvador) and Infectious Disease (Dr Meislich), Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa, and the Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Dr Tunnessen).