Neonatal hypercalcemia associated with extensive subcutaneous fat necrosis: a case report

Mahmoud M. Osman, Suzan Abdel Hamid, Hussein M. Kira, Adel Abdelsalam Alatar, Enas M. Elsabagh


Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) of the newborn is rare self-limited fat tissue inflammation that usually occurs in term or post-term newborns exposed to perinatal stress factors, such as perinatal asphyxia, meconium aspiration, neonatal sepsis, and therapeutic hypothermia. SCFN usually appears in the first few weeks of life and has a benign course with spontaneous resolution. Monitoring for complications, in particular the potentially life-threatening hypercalcemia, is crucial. In this report, we describe a male infant with extensive SCFN and neonatal hypercalcemia that went through a prolonged course.


Hypercalcemia, Hypothermia, Neonatal, Panniculitis, Subcutaneous fat necrosis

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