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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 201-203

Congenital ectrodactyly in a macrosomic Nigerian neonate: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
2 Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria

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Kelechi Kenneth Odinaka
Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-0388.218216

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Ectrodactyly is a Greek word that literally means abortion of a finger. It is a rare congenital disorder which makes the hands appear like the claws of a lobster. The most common mode of inheritance is autosomal dominant with reduced penetrance although autosomal recessive and X-linked forms of transmission can also occur. Herein, we report a rare case of ectrodactyly in a macrosomic Nigerian male as well as highlight challenges in the management of this genetic condition in a resource-constrained setting.


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