Harlequin ichthyosis in an African child: Case report

  • AN Migowa
  • CW Murungi
  • BW Gatinu
  • J Mbithe
  • E Kimani
  • P Okiro
  • FS Rana
  • R Ochieng
  • R Nduati


Severe congenital skin abnormalities are a rare event. This case is unique in that it is a case of harlequin ichthyosis in sub-sahara Africa in a child of African origin and elaborates the challenges faced in its management. We present a neonate who was managed for this condition at Chogoria Mission Hospital. In presenting this case, we aim to sensitise healthcare providers to promptly recognise and manage this rare skin condition.

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