Any idea what this is?

  1. When a newborn has alot of edema in the feet/ankles? I had never seen this before until a few days ago and would like to know if you guys have seen this and what it may be. Baby didnt have grasp reflexes either. Im thinking genetic disorder.
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    wow sure sounds possibly genetic. Should post this one to the NICU nursing board, for more answers/ideas.
  4. by   MemphisOBRNC
    I delivered a baby with Potters Syndrome that had lots of edema but it was generalized- all over. Was it a female?
  5. by   EricJRN
    Usually with neonatal pedal edema in a female, they want to rule Turner syndrome.
  6. by   q12RN
    Baby was a female. But the edema was only in the feet/ankles. The rest of the baby wasn't edematous. Also this baby had resp problems, it was retracting as soon as they got it to breathe, itself took some stimulating and went straight to the nursery.