A rare association of collodion baby with hypothyroidism from tribal area of Jharkhand: a case report


  • Manoj Kumar Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Deoghar, Jharkhand, India
  • Rajan Kumar Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Deoghar, Jharkhand, India
  • Abhishek Kumar Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Deoghar, Jharkhand, India




Ichthyosis, Collodion baby, Hypothyroidism


Collodion baby is a rare congenital disorder that resembles the Harlequin foetus but is milder in severity. Although it has been reported that harlequin foetuses are associated with various abnormalities like kidney abnormalities, polydactyly, thymic atrophy, malignant keratoma, and thyroid aplasia, there are few reports of collodion babies associated with congenital abnormalities and/or disease in the literature. The case of a newborn infant admitted with skin shedding and diagnosed with collodion baby concomitant with congenital hypothyroidism is presented here. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of a collodion baby with congenital hypothyroidism in the literature from the tribal region of Jharkhand.



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