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Neonatal subcutaneous fat necrosis with characteristic rash and hypercalcaemia
  1. K S Aucharaz,
  2. E L Baker,
  3. G C Millman,
  4. R J Ball
  1. Department of Paediatrics, York Hospital, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    K S Aucharaz
    Department of Paediatrics, York Hospital, Wigginton Road, York YO31 8HE, UK; ksaucharaz{at}

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A 3.305 kg baby girl was born at term following an emergency caesarean section for reduced fetal movements and meconium staining of liquor. Cord blood gases showed pH of 7 and base deficit of 13.9. She fed poorly and developed symptoms of hypoglycaemia. Her lowest recorded temperature was 35.5°C. On day …

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