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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 75-78

Idiopathic peripheral lower-limb gangrene in infancy

1 Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria

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T D Sough
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja
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DOI: 10.4103/nnjcr.nnjcr_18_18

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Idiopathic peripheral lower-limb gangrene in infancy is a rare condition with attendant difficulty in making adequate or accurate diagnosis, as there are no clear-cut causes of the condition as the name suggests. The predisposing factors are important to consider as a guide for diagnosis and treatment, but timely intervention to restore the normal physiological status of the patient and reverse progression of ischemia is much more important. This is a presentation of two cases that were similarly managed for peripheral lower-limb idiopathic gangrene. Both cases were male infants. The conservative approach adopted in both cases yielded remarkable results.

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