Dr Naylor is clinical associate professor of Pediatrics, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville.
Tight, shiny membrane encases newborn’s skin
After a cesarean delivery at 30 weeks, a 1430-gram premature female neonate was noted to have generalized thick, dark brown scale forming a tight membrane over her entire skin surface. Her mother was a healthy 19-year-old gravida 1 with normal prenatal screening ultrasound and laboratory studies. Family history did not reveal any congenital malformations or genetic disorders.
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