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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 2008-2150
Vol. 19, No. 2, 2009, pp. 185-188
Bioline Code: pe09030
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2009, pp. 185-188

 en Aplasia Cutis Congenita: a Case Report
Shirvany, Tahereh Esmaeilnia; Zahedpasha, Yadollah & Lookzadeh, Mohammadhosein


Background: Aplasia cutis congenital (ACC) is a congenital absence of skin most commonly affecting the scalp. No definite etiology is available but multiple causes such as intrauterine infection, fetal exposure to cocaine, heroin, alcohol or antithyroid drugs, vascular disruption, genetic causes, syndromes and teratogens have been suggested.
Case Presentation: We present an infant with symmetrical type of aplasia cutis on the trunk and proximal limbs. She was product of triple pregnancy with two fetuses papyraceous at 12th week of gestational age and at birth. She is treated by non surgical management despite remarkable extent of the lesion.
Conclusion: ACC of the trunk is less common than of scalp. Lesion often is symmetric and seen after fetus papyraceous in multiple pregnancies.

Aplasia cutis congenital, Fetus papiraceus, Skin defect, Twin pregnancy

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