Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 98:F150-F151 doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-301855
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Local skin injury as a complication of whole body cooling for perinatal asphyxia

  1. Ugur Dilmen2
  1. 1Department of Neonatology, Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Pediatrics, Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Gamze Demirel, Department of Neonatology, Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital, Ankara 06230, Turkey; kgamze{at}
  • Received 9 February 2012
  • Accepted 22 February 2012
  • Published Online First 25 June 2012

A female infant was born at term weighing 3160 g by spontaneous vaginal delivery. Apgar scores were 1 and 3 at 1st and 5th min, respectively. The baby underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Umblical artery pH was 6.9. She had Sarnat stage 2 encephalopathy. Therapeutic whole body hypothermia was induced soon after birth with a rectal temperature of 33–34°C, using a water-filled mattress (Tecotherm TecCom, Munich, …

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