M. Abuhamida1, F. Erhouma2
1) Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Elfateh University
2) Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Elfateh University
JMJ Vol.3 No.1 (March) 2004: 83-85
Aplasia cutis congenita is an uncommon anomaly of the newborn. Over 500 cases have been reported in USA since it was described, but due to significant under report of this generally benign disorder, precise frequency is unknown. Aplasia cutis congenita is considered a rare condition, occurring in about 1 per 3500 live births, there are no racial predilection as well as no sexual prediction. In Tripoli Libya we registered two cases one boy born in Alkhadra Hospital, and another girl born in Ibn Nafis Hospital. Aetiology, clinical manifestations, investigations, treatment, and prognosis, of this first reported case in Libya are introduced in this case report.
Keywords: Aplasia Cuits Congentia