CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-25

Congenital gangrene of the right forearm and hand in a neonate of a diabetic mother


Department of Surgery, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Chima C Ihegihu
Department of Surgery, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, P. O. Box 2333, Nnewi, Anambra State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1116-5898.127110

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This is a case report of a day-old 5.6 kg female baby delivered by cesarean section of a known diabetic and hypertensive mother who presented with gangrene of the right forearm and hand. The diagnosis of congenital gangrene in this neonate was purely clinical and maternal diabetes associated with hypertension an etiological possibility.


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