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Harlequin ichthyosis: A medico legal case report & review of literature with peculiar findings in autopsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22847055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ichthyosis fetalis or Harlequin ichthyosis is an extremely severe and fatal hereditary skin disorder with an autosomal recessive inheritance. It is distinctive because of its remarkable clinical appearance which includes epidermal keratinization, hypoplasia of fingers or nails, malformation of ear and nose and incompatibility with life. This report describes a case of Harlequin ichthyosis along with detailed autopsy findings, which manifested the suspended animation in the early hours after delivery and showing a peculiar malformation of the cerebral hemispheres. To the best of the knowledge, this may be the first report of Harlequin ichthyosis in the forensic literature describing mal development of cerebral hemispheres and suspended animation in a case of Harlequin Ichthyosis.
Authors:
Uday Bhaskar Reddy Jilumudi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-03-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic and legal medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1878-7487     ISO Abbreviation:  J Forensic Leg Med     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300022     Medline TA:  J Forensic Leg Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Forensic Medicine, GSL Medical College, NH-5, Laxmipuram, Rajahmundry, 533294 Andhra Pradesh, India.
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