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Neonatal Gangrene of the Extremity: A Report of Three Cases and Review of the Literature - Abstract

Ahmed H. Al-Salem, Mohamed Ibrahim Naga, Ashraf A. Alnosair, Mohamed Ramadan Abdallah



Gangrene of the extremities is extremely rare at birth. We report three newborns with gangrene of the upper extremities, two of them were newborns to an insulin dependent diabetic mother. One of them had extensive gangrene involving the whole left upper limb necessitating amputation at the shoulder joint. The literature on the subject is also reviewed.

Key words: neonatal gangrene, infants of diabetic mother


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