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Intrauterine foot necrosis in a preterm baby
  1. Lisa Rankin1,
  2. Mark Gilmore1,
  3. Art OHagan2,
  4. Shilpa Shah1
  1. 1 Paediatrics, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Portadown, UK
  2. 2 Dermatology, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Portadown, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shilpa Shah, Paediatrics, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Portadown BT63 5QQ, UK; drshilparshah{at}

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A 26-week-gestation female was born by emergency C-section, due to preterm onset of labour and placenta praevia, well at birth but noted to have bruising and swelling of left foot with dusky toes. She had a short period of ventilation and then minimal continuous positive airway pressure support, bilateral grade 2 to 3 intraventricular haemhorrage, no early-onset or late-onset infection, and negative blood cultures. The foot was necrotic by day …

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  • Contributors LR wrote the original manuscript. AO provided feedback on the manuscript and contributed to the reference. MG researched literature around this subject and contributed to the manuscript. SS edited the manuscript, provided feedback towards manuscript and was the corresponding author.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.