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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 3, n° 6
pages 596-598 (décembre 1980)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(80)80072-7
Clinical and laboratory studies

Perinatal gangrene of the buttock: An iatrogenic or spontaneous condition?

Ernesto Bonifazi , Carlo Meneghini
 From the Department of Dermatology, University of Bari, Italy 

1Reprint requests to: Dr. Ernesto Bonifazi, Department of Dermatology, University of Bari, Policlinico, 70124-Bari, Italy.

Three cases of neonatal gangrene of the buttock are reported. They were characterized by: localization to the skin and muscles of one buttock; sudden onset, minutes after birth; sciatic palsy in two of three and absence of known causes, except for an umbilical injection at birth in two of three. This procedure seems responsible in the first two; the etiology of the apparently spontaneous third case is discussed.

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