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An unusual complication of foetal blood sampling
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    Neonatal scalp lesion is not necessarily due to trauma

    I was surprised that the report of "keloid scarring secondary to foetal blood sampling"[1] omitted any differential diagnosis. This 2 cm hairless tumour "present and unchanged since birth" cannot easily be attributed to trauma. The location at the crown is in fact highly characteristic of aplasia cutis congenita (type 1, Frieden classification[2]), the morphology with complete alopecia and "lumpiness" is typical, and th...

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