Severe congenital absence of skin in a preterm infant
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AbstractA severe case of aplasia cutis congenita in a preterm infant is described. Although major problems with thermoregulation and fluid balance were anticipated, these parameters were relatively easy to control once the patient was stabilized. Meticulous skin care and rapid formation of a membranous-like fibrous tissue layer covering the denuded areas probably played an important role in minimizing excessive fluid and heat loss. The prognosis in aplasia cutis congenita is determined by the underlying associated anomalies, the severity of skin lesions and, in our case, the maturity of the infant who died from complications of prematurity.
All Author(s) ListNg PC, Lee CH, To KF, Fok TF, So KW, Wong W, Cheung KL
Journal nameJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Year1999
Month6
Day1
Volume Number35
Issue Number3
PublisherBLACKWELL SCIENCE ASIA
Pages306 - 308
ISSN1034-4810
eISSN1440-1754
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsaplasia cutis congenita
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPediatrics; PEDIATRICS

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