Document Type: Case Report

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Aplasia cutis congenita is the congenital absence of skin mostcommonly affecting the scalp. No definite etiology is available butmultiple causes such as intrauterine infection, fetal exposure tococaine, heroin, alcohol or antithyroid drugs, vascular disruption,genetic causes, syndromes and teratogens have been suggested.We present an infant with extensive aplasia cutis of the trunk andthigh. He was the third child of his parents while the outcomeof the first and the second pregnancy was intrauterine death;the dead fetuses however had no skin anomaly.