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Image Number 2396 (Harlequin fetus)


Diagnosis: Harlequin fetus

Site: Face

Sex: M

Age: 1


Description: Thick horny skin.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


A two-day-old neonate born with generalized thickened skin involved most body areas especially the face. The hands and feet were in flexion position and their skin was tight and waxy. As expected the baby didn't pass the second week of life.

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