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Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)

Isolated upper limb phocomelia: A rare limb malformation in a child with chronic adenotonsillitis

Author(s):
Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Dr. Ruta Shanmugam, Dr. VU Shanmugam, Dr. Prem Nivas and Dr. Bharath
Abstract:
Phocomelia is a rare congenital disorder in which the hands and feet are attached close to the trunk, the limbs being grossly underdeveloped or absent. Congenital limb defects occur in approximately 6 per 10,000 live births. It may be inherited as an autosomal dominant or recessive disorder. Although many circumstance can cause phocomelia, this condition was a side effect of the drug thalidomide taken during early pregnancy. Our department report a infrequent case of phocomelia in a 9 year old child with chronic Adeno tonsillitis.
Pages: 496-497  |  156 Views  1 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Dr. Ruta Shanmugam, Dr. VU Shanmugam, Dr. Prem Nivas, Dr. Bharath. Isolated upper limb phocomelia: A rare limb malformation in a child with chronic adenotonsillitis. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(3):496-497.
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