East and Central African Journal of Surgery
Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
Vol. 11, No. 1, 2006, pp. 65-66
Bioline Code: js06014
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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East and Central African Journal of Surgery, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2006, pp. 65-66
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Hypernatremic Dehydration, Malaria and Septicaemia Complicated By Peripheral Gangrene In Infancy|
Helder de Miranda, Nutan Singhal.
Symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG) is a rare clinical condition which manifest as ischaemic damage in two or more extremities without any evidence of obstruction or vasculitis of the relevant artery1. In infant this condition has been described in association with multitude of medical conditions among them being hypernatremic dehydration (HD)2,3, Falciparum malaria (FM)4,5, septicaemia, infants of poor control diabetic mother6. We report a case of symmetrical peripheral gangrene as rare manifestation of HD and FM.