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Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
This is a picture of the foot of a baby a few months old. Macrodactyly is an uncommon congenital condition. A lot of theories have been put forward regarding the cause of this illness. Some of these include problems with nerves, blood vessels and an AV malformation. But nobody knows for sure what the cause is.
Friday, October 2, 2009
This baby was brought to the hospital with complaints of lethargy and weak cry. The baby had sepsis and couldn't feed well. Skin turgor test is a quick way of assessing dehydration. Also notice the tied umbilical cord stump and the fungal skin infection at the right groin flexure.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
This was a child who had been vaccinated against DTP, if I remember right just a few days before presenting with a swelling at the injection site – lateral thigh, probably a bit anterior. The baby was unable to move the right leg due to pain. Post vaccination abscesses are common in rural India, may be because of the large number of children vaccinated in under staffed settings.
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Thursday, September 3, 2009
In face presentation, the presenting part is obviously not the vertex. Since difficult delivery can produce a caput on the vertex, it does no less damage to the face. This baby was delivered vaginally, as are most of the babies with face presentation in rural India. I can’t but imagine the pain and agony it has to go through not just during the delivery, but also during the first few days of life.