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.
Keywords: Harlequin ichthyosis, hereditary, prenatal diagnosis
How to Cite:
Abbas, A. M. & Michael, A. & Askar, A. A. & Ali, S. S., (2017) “Full term delivery of a Harlequin ichthyosis baby: a case report”, Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology 7(2), 1-6. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1351
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