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A retrospective study on 16 collodion babies.
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PMID:  10868194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sixteen collodion babies followed in the Neonatal Care Unit between January 1982 and December 1994 were evaluated retrospectively. The preterm/term ratio was 1.6, and complete shedding of the collodion membrane took an average of 21.9 days (range 18-46 days). Problems noted were marked temperature instability, defective barrier function, increased insensible water loss predisposing to hypernatremic dehydration, cutaneous infections and septicemia. Hypernatremia was observed in 11 (68.7%) and septic infection in seven patients (43.7%). All the infants were treated topically with vaseline containing five percent lactic acid. In the hypernatremic infants, intravenous fluid was administered for rehydration. In the septic infants, antibiotics were used according to the antibiogram. Four of the infants died due to septicemia. The mortality rate was 25 percent, and the major complications included hypernatremia, cutaneous infection and sepsis.
A Oztürk; H Caksen; N Cetin; S Kurtoğlu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    1997 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-13     Completed Date:  2000-07-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  TURKEY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Topical
Fluid Therapy
Gestational Age
Ichthyosis, Lamellar / complications*,  mortality,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Lactic Acid / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Retrospective Studies
Sepsis / etiology,  mortality
Sodium / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
50-21-5/Lactic Acid; 7440-23-5/Sodium

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