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Collodion Baby: Case Report  

Houssem Ragmoun1 , Abdrahmen Daadoucha2 , Najeh Benhlima3 , Aabir Agili1
1 Department of Obstetric Gynecology Ibn El Jazzar Hospital Kairouan, University hospital assistant in gynecology obstetrics, Ibn El Jazzar street, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia
2 Department of Radiology Ibn El Jazzar Hospital Kairouan, University hospital assistant in radiology, Ibn El Jazzar street, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia
3 Department of Cardiology Ibn El Jazzar Hospital Kairou, University hospital assistant in cardiology, Ibn El Jazzar street, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia
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International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 12   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2017.07.0012
Received: 16 Aug., 2017    Accepted: 09 Oct., 2017    Published: 20 Oct., 2017
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Ragmoun H., Daadoucha A., Benhlima N., and Ajili A., 2017, Collodion baby: case report, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 7(12): 49-52 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2017.07.0012)


The purpose of this work is to analyse the present data concerning epidemiological aspects, therapeutic possibilities as well as prenatal diagnosis of collodion baby. We report the case a woman, having a case index in the family and that consulted for a threat of premature childbirth to 29 weeks of amenorrhoea. Following have been marked by a premature childbirth of masculine sex newborn, presenting dermatological lesions typical of collodion baby, whose evolution was quickly fatal since first hours of life. Collodion baby is a severe form of congenital ichthyosis presents at birth. The clinical table is often characteristic. The prognosis depends on the management in the early neonatal period. This disorder usually evolves into a nonbullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma. Thanks to techniques of molecular biology, the prenatal diagnosis is given back possible since the 10-12 weeks of amenorrhoea, permitting a genetic counseling.

Congenital ichthyosis; Collodion baby; Genetic diagnosis
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