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Images in paediatrics
An unusual complication of foetal blood sampling
  1. Edmund Birkhamshaw1,
  2. Sanjay Gupta2
  1. 1Department of Medicine, Birmingham Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Edmund Birkhamshaw, Department of Medicine, Birmingham Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B14 2TT, UK; edbirkhamshaw{at}

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A 29-month-old boy was referred to the general paediatrics clinic by his general practitioner with parental concerns regarding scars on his scalp. There were no other active concerns about his health. He achieved developmental milestones at the expected age. He had been admitted to another hospital at about 20 months of age with seizures, which resolved without recurrence and …

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