Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis And Hypercalcaemia Following Therapeutic Hypothermia In An Infant With Birth Asphyxia

Reyhanah Mohd Rashid, Wan Nurulhuda, Joyce Hong Soo Synn, Wu Loo Ling, Cheah Fook Choe

Abstract


Introduction

Subcutaneous fat necrosis is a recognised complication of hypothermia. There appears to be a resurgence in this condition when therapeutic hypothermia emerges as a standard of care for asphyxiated infants. The TOBY trial reported an incidence of 0.1% for 1239 infants cooled.

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