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Critical Situations
May 2005

Extensive Aplasia Cutis Congenita and the Risk of Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis

Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(5):554-556. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.5.554

A full-term 1-day-old boy weighing 3140 g was transferred to our tertiary care children’s hospital with large areas of skin defects on his scalp, trunk, and extremities. His parents were nonconsanguineous, and the results of prenatal maternal laboratory screening for human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B, group B streptococci, and rapid plasma reagin were negative. Intrauterine fetal death of a twin had been reported at 16 to 18 weeks of gestation. No other complications were noted during the pregnancy.