Full term delivery of a Harlequin ichthyosis baby: a case report

Ahmed M. Abbas, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine; Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Armia Michael, Faculty of Medicine; Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Ayman A. Askar, Faculty of Medicine; Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Shymaa S. Ali, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine; Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

Abstract

Harlequin ichthyosis (HI) is one of the most severe and rare autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis (ARCI), characterized by severe hyperkeratosis, extensive fissuring and a variable degree of cutaneous malformations. Here we report a case of 22 years old female patient in her first pregnancy. The baby was born at 39 weeks of gestation from non-consanguineous parents. At birth the baby had thick skin with deep fissures. The baby was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit and survived for 11 days.

 

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