Aspiration pneumonia is a common complication of myelodysplasia, infection, restriction of growth, adrenal hypoplasia, genital phenotypes, and enteropathy (MIRAGE) syndrome. However, the detailed clinical course of aspiration pneumonia in neonates and infants diagnosed with this disorder remains unclear. We report a case of a 2-yr-old girl diagnosed with MIRAGE syndrome during the early neonatal period. The patient developed 3 episodes of aspiration pneumonia until 4 mo of age, and this complication was attributed to esophageal hypoperistalsis secondary to achalasia and gastroesophageal reflux. Enteral feeding via a duodenal tube effectively prevented further episodes of aspiration pneumonia in this patient.
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