Scierema neonatorum after therapeutic whole-body hypothermia

Navarini-Meury, Susanne; Schneider, Jacques; Bührer, Christoph
July 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Jul2007, Vol. 92 Issue 4, pF307
Academic Journal
Hypothermia is being studied as a neuroprotective therapy after asphyxia. This report is about a term newborn with severe asphyxia who underwent systemic hypothermia (34.5°C) for 72 h. He survived without apparent brain damage but developed sclerema on his back, in the area in contact with the cooling mattress. The sclerema resolved without scarring after three months.


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