Intrauterine epidermal necrosis.
BACKGROUND: Epidermal necrosis in a neonate is an uncommon event with a variety of potential cases. RESULT: We report a case of intrauterine epidermal necrosis in a preterm infant, with death occurring soon after birth. The histopathology of the denuded skin revealed full-thickness epidermal necrosis and calcification within both the epidermis and follicular structures. CONCLUSION: We believe this represents the fourth reported case of lethal intrauterine epidermal necrosis and follicular calcification.
Allee, JE; Saria, EA; Rosenblum, D; Prose, NS; Prieto, VG; Shea, CR
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