Published: 2021-10-25

Aplasia cutis congenita in a newborn

Sheela Madipelli


Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is a localized congenital absence of skin with a reported incidence of 3 per 10000 live births. Most common location is the scalp. The diagnosis is made clinically. The management of the lesion depends on the size and most of them are managed conservatively but larger lesions need surgical closure. Although aplasia cutis congenita is rare, it is very important for the general pediatrician to recognize this and consider it in the differential diagnosis of skin lesions specially the lesions on the scalp. We present a newborn infant with scalp lesion which was clinically diagnosed as aplasia cutis congenita and was managed conservatively.


Aplasia cutis congenita, Newborn

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