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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 54, No. 3, 2006, pp. 312-313
Bioline Code: ni06102
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Neurology India, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2006, pp. 312-313

 en Brief Report - Aplasia cutis congenita of the scalp: Therapeutic modalities
Shivakumar S K, Dwarakanath S, Swaroop Gopal, Venkataramana N K


Agenesis of scalp is an uncommon but well-recognized clinical entity. Congenital scalp and skull defects can be either obvious or occult; over 300 cases have been reported in literature. Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is recognized as a heterogeneous disorder, all characterized by focal absence of the epidermis, dermis and sometimes the calvarium and/or dura. We present a case of ACC in an infant whose mother was exposed to a teratogenic drug (Methimazole - an antithyroid drug) during pregnancy. This case report is presented to highlight the steps to successful management. Definitive full thickness scalp cover at the earliest avoids secondary infection, eschar formation and exsanguination.

Aplasia cutis congenital, management, teratogenic

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