Peripheral Limb Gangrene in Neonates

JOURNAL TITLE: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research

Author
1. Venkataseshan Sundaram
2. Vignesh Subramanu
3. Renu Suthar
4. Lokesh Saini
ISSN
2277-8969
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1402
Volume
55
Issue
4
Publishing Year
2021
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    1. Department of Pediatric, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    1. Department of Pediatrics, PICU, Lotus Hospital for Women and Children, Lakdikapool, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
    1. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • Article keywords
    Auto-amputation, Low-molecular-weight heparin, Neonates, Peripheral gangrene

    Abstract

    Peripheral limb gangrene in neonates presenting soon after birth is rare and exact etiology could not be ascertained in majority. In order to make an important contribution to the limited literature on this topic, we report rare and unique presentation of peripheral limb gangrene in two neonates soon after birth (on day 1 of life) involving lower limbs. The etiology could not be ascertained, despite extensive workup. Both cases were managed with supportive care and low-molecular-weight heparin and developed auto-amputation of toes.

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