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Congenital gangrene of the extremities in a newborn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21860149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
R Onalo; W N Ogala; Y Z Lawal; N D Chom; O Odogu; S O Ige
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of clinical practice     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1119-3077     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Clin Pract     Publication Date:    2011 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101150032     Medline TA:  Niger J Clin Pract     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria.
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