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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 245-248

Congenital gangrene of the extremities in a newborn


1 Department of Paediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
2 Department of Orthopaedic, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
3 Department of Radiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

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R Onalo
Department of Paediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.84031

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Gangrene of the extremities in the newborn is extremely rare at birth. Less than 100 cases have been reported worldwide. Its etiology is obscure in many cases; however, some factors have been associated with it in the newborn, which include vascular injury and embolism. We report a case of a baby with congenital bilateral lower limb gangrene caused by thromboembolic phenomenon from retroplacental hematoma following abruptio placentae and highlight the challenges of managing such condition in resource-poor setting.


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