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BMJ Case Rep. 2018 May 12;2018. pii: bcr-2017-223624. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-223624.

Unusual cause of brachial palsy with diaphragmatic palsy.

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1
Neonatology, Max Hospital, New Delhi, India.
2
Neonatology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
3
Vidant Medical Center, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Abstract

We report a preterm neonate born with respiratory distress. The neonate was found to have diaphragmatic palsy and brachial palsy. The neonate was born by caesarean section and there was no history of birth trauma. On examination, there was bilateral congenital talipes equinovarus and a scar was present on the forearm. The mother had a history of chickenpox during the 16 weeks of pregnancy for which no treatment was sought. On investigation, PCR for varicella was found to be positive in the neonate.

KEYWORDS:

infectious diseases; medical education; neonatal intensive care

PMID:
29754137
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2017-223624

Conflict of interest statement

Competing interests: None declared.

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