Sclerema Neonatorum Treated Successfully with Parenteral Steroids: An Experience from a Resource Poor Country.

Authors:
Sandeep Shrestha
Sandeep Shrestha
Universal College of Medical Sciences
Siddharthanagar | Nepal
Dr. Nagendra Chaudhary, MD (Pediatrics, AIIMS)
Dr. Nagendra Chaudhary, MD (Pediatrics, AIIMS)
Universal College of Medical Sciences
Bhairahawa, Western region | Nepal
Ruchi Gupta
Ruchi Gupta
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
United States

Case Rep Pediatr 2017 11;2017:4836142. Epub 2017 May 11.

Department of Pediatrics, Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa 32900, Nepal.

Sclerema neonatorum is a form of panniculitides characterized by diffuse hardening of subcutaneous tissue with minimal inflammation. It usually affects ill and preterm neonates. Prognosis is usually poor in many cases despite aggressive management. Various treatment modalities (antibiotics, intravenous immunoglobulin, steroids, and exchange transfusion) have been explained in literature. Steroids due to its easy availability and low cost can prove to be lifesaving in such cases, especially in resource poor countries. Here, we report a case of sclerema neonatorum in a one-week preterm baby treated successfully with parenteral steroids and antibiotics.

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