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Vol. 17 - Num. 68

Clinical Reviews

Aplasia cutis congenita

D García Fonta, Bernat de Pablo Márquezb, D Pedrazas Lópezc

aServicio de Pediatría. EAP Abrera. Abrera. Barcelona. España.
bMedicina Familiar y Comunitaria. Hospital Universitari Mutua Terrassa. Terrassa. Barcelona. España.
cMedicina Familiar y Comunitaria. EAP Abrera. Abrera. Barcelona. España.

Reference of this article: García Font D, de Pablo Márquez B, Pedrazas López D. Aplasia cutis congenita. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2015;17:357-60.

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We report the case of an infant with aplasia cutis congenita diagnosed on their first visit control newborn primary care.

Aplasia cutis congenita is a rare entity (0.5-1/10,000 newborns) which is found in newborns usually as incidental finding. Its most common site is the scalp, at the level of the apex.

Although its etiology is unknown it has been associated with various syndromes and malformations, which must be known for a good physical examination, a rational use of diagnostic tests and differential diagnosis.


Aplasia cutis congenita



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