Ballantyne disease

(redirected from Clifford disease)

Bal·lan·tyne dis·ease

(bal'ăn-tīn di-zēz')
Disorder of newborns marked by prolonged gestation (i.e., longer than 39 weeks), decreased alertness, low birth weight, and increased respiratory distress. Skin, nails, and cord often have a greenish tint. Cause is likely placental insufficiency.
Synonym(s): Clifford disease, dysmaturity syndrome, Runge disease.
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