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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 2. No. 1, 1997

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 1997;2:54-57

Case Report

Harlequin Fetus Really Lethal ? A Case Report of Prolonged Survival

SL Lee, BCC Lam, KM Ho, EYF Leung, CY Yeung


Harlequin fetus is a rare type of congenital ichthyosis which is usually considered to be lethal. We report a Chinese baby girl born with the abnormality who has survived to 4 years old at the time of report. The literatures on the possible prenatal diagnosis, recent advance in management & prolonged survival of harlequin fetuses are also reviewed. Our case appeared to be the seventh case of prolonged survival beyond neonatal period that has ever been reported.

Keyword : Harlequin fetus; Prolonged survival


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