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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 926-928
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2007.926.928
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Harlequin Baby (A Case Report)

Mohammad Jafar Golalipour, Sakine Mohamadian and Elham Mobasheri

In this article, a full-term male neonate with Harlequin fetus has been reported. It was born from a 20 year old mother by the Caesarean operation. In the clinical examination, broad, thick and hard hyperkeratotic disks were observed all troughs the body with extended gashes among them in the skin. The deformity of the face, the eyes server ectropion, the orbital chemosis and the flattening of the nose and the ears were among other disorders to be observed. The lips were overturned. There were no nails or hairs to be seen. The movements of the joint were limited. Hands and legs, in particular in the extremities were on a state of fixed gangrene and seemed to be ischemic. The patient died in the third day of hospitalization due to indicators of respiratory infections and the sepsis.
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Mohammad Jafar Golalipour, Sakine Mohamadian and Elham Mobasheri , 2007. Harlequin Baby (A Case Report). Journal of Medical Sciences, 7: 926-928.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2007.926.928






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