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Aplasia Cutis Congenita with Fetus Papyraceus
Yu-Wen Huang, Shu-Ling Hu, Shyh-Dyi Chuang, Hsien-Ching Chiu
Dermatol Sinica 15: 93-97, 1997

Aplasia cutis cogenita, a rare congenital anomaly, is characterized by the localized absence of epidermis, dermis and occasionally subcutis or bone in one or more areas of the skin. Several distinct clinical subtypes occur, distinguished by the location and pattern of skin absence, the presence of assciated malfor mation, and the mode of inheritance. We report a case of an infant with some what symmetrical skin defects over both thighs. The feature was the associated delivery of a dead fetus. The dead fetus had the appearance described as fetus papyraceus that is taken to indicate in utero death during the second trimester.

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