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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 141-144

Subcutaneous fat necrosis: A case report


1 Neonatal Unit Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
3 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division, Department of Surgery Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University/Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abdulkadir Isa
Neonatal Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University/ Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/njbcs.njbcs_42_17

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Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) is a rare dermatologic condition which until recently was thought to occur only in term neonates. Its presentations are protean and early in the disease; it mimics other more common neonatal dermatologic conditions. Although benign, it runs a prolonged course and may be associated with some complications and therefore needs to be differentiated from other more life-threatening neonatal dermatologic conditions. We present a case of a term neonate with histology report highlighting some characteristic features of SCFN and the need to differentiate it from sclerema neonatorum (SN), a condition associated with fatal outcome.


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