Degos disease: a new simulator of non-accidental injury.

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Degos disease: a new simulator of non-accidental injury. / Moss, Celia; Wassmer, Evangeline; Debelle, Geoffrey; Hackett, S; Goodyear, Helen; Malcomson, R; Ryder, C; Sgouros, Spyridon; Shahidullah, H.

In: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Vol. 51, No. 8, 01.08.2009, p. 647-50.

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Moss, C, Wassmer, E, Debelle, G, Hackett, S, Goodyear, H, Malcomson, R, Ryder, C, Sgouros, S & Shahidullah, H 2009, 'Degos disease: a new simulator of non-accidental injury.', Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, vol. 51, no. 8, pp. 647-50. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2009.03349.x

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Moss, C., Wassmer, E., Debelle, G., Hackett, S., Goodyear, H., Malcomson, R., Ryder, C., Sgouros, S., & Shahidullah, H. (2009). Degos disease: a new simulator of non-accidental injury. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 51(8), 647-50. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2009.03349.x

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Moss C, Wassmer E, Debelle G, Hackett S, Goodyear H, Malcomson R et al. Degos disease: a new simulator of non-accidental injury. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2009 Aug 1;51(8):647-50. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2009.03349.x

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Moss, Celia ; Wassmer, Evangeline ; Debelle, Geoffrey ; Hackett, S ; Goodyear, Helen ; Malcomson, R ; Ryder, C ; Sgouros, Spyridon ; Shahidullah, H. / Degos disease: a new simulator of non-accidental injury. In: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2009 ; Vol. 51, No. 8. pp. 647-50.

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abstract = "Recent high-profile cases have made paediatricians very aware of the serious implications of either missing or wrongly diagnosing non-accidental injury. Subdural fluid collections in non-mobile infants usually represent haemorrhage caused by non-accidental injury. We report a 6-month-old male who presented to the Accident and Emergency Department of Birmingham Heartlands Hospital with bilateral subdural fluid collections and skin ulcers resembling cigarette burns. Non-accidental injury was considered to be the most likely diagnosis. However, while under observation in hospital, the child's neurological condition deteriorated with progressive cerebral infarctions, and serial photographs of the skin lesions showed failure to heal. The revised diagnosis, confirmed histologically, was Degos disease, an extremely rare and often fatal occlusive vasculopathy. The child was treated palliatively and died 8 weeks after presentation. This report informs doctors of a new simulator of non-accidental injury to be considered in infants with otherwise unexplained subdural fluid collections.",
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AB - Recent high-profile cases have made paediatricians very aware of the serious implications of either missing or wrongly diagnosing non-accidental injury. Subdural fluid collections in non-mobile infants usually represent haemorrhage caused by non-accidental injury. We report a 6-month-old male who presented to the Accident and Emergency Department of Birmingham Heartlands Hospital with bilateral subdural fluid collections and skin ulcers resembling cigarette burns. Non-accidental injury was considered to be the most likely diagnosis. However, while under observation in hospital, the child's neurological condition deteriorated with progressive cerebral infarctions, and serial photographs of the skin lesions showed failure to heal. The revised diagnosis, confirmed histologically, was Degos disease, an extremely rare and often fatal occlusive vasculopathy. The child was treated palliatively and died 8 weeks after presentation. This report informs doctors of a new simulator of non-accidental injury to be considered in infants with otherwise unexplained subdural fluid collections.

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