Child born with almost no skin in Patna
Dr. Neeta Naik
Child born with almost no skin in Patna
In an extremely rare case, a girl child was born with almost no skin at Paliganj primary health centre (PHC) on Saturday. Doctors said it was a case of Harlequin Ichthyosis, a severe genetic disorder which leaves the entire body encased in armour-like thick white plates, separated by deep cracks. Harlequin Ichthyosis, which affects approximately 1 in 300,000 births, requires intensive care at birth.

Deputy superintendent of Paliganj sub-divisional hospital Dr Shiv Lal Chaudhary, who is also in charge of Paliganj PHC, said the baby was born around 6am on Saturday and it was a case of normal delivery. However, it was a pre-mature birth as the baby was born after 32 weeks, instead of 36 weeks...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/child-born-with-almost-no-skin/articleshow/56721387.cms
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