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Images in neonatal medicine
Local skin injury as a complication of whole body cooling for perinatal asphyxia
  1. Gamze Demirel1,
  2. Istemi Han Celik1,
  3. Fuat Emre Canpolat1,
  4. Serife Suna Oguz1,
  5. Omer Erdeve1,
  6. 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}

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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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  • Contributors Gamze Demirel: following the patient, writing the manuscript. Istemi Han Celik: following the patient, writing the manuscript. Fuat Emre Canpolat: following the patient, revising the manuscript. Serife Suna Oguz: consultant. Omer Erdeve: consultant. Ugur Dilmen: coodinator, revising the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained from the parents.

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