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Case Studies | Medicine | Tanzania | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022
Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis in a Newborn
Mtagi Kibatala | Asmaa Thena | Mikaly Msangi | Nancy Mugabisho | Gilbert Kwesi
Abstract: Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) is a rare fat tissue inflammation of the newborn. Risk factors include cord prolapse, perinatal asphyxia, therapeutic hypothermia, meconium aspiration and sepsis. When present, hypercalcemiacomes with lethargy, hypotonia, irritability, vomiting, polyuria, polydipsia, constipation and dehydration. Kidney injury must be avoided. SCFN is often completely autoresolutive.
Keywords: Hypercalcemia, newborn, perinatal asphyxia, subcutaneous fat necrosis
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,
Pages: 442 - 444