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Congenital Dermal Sinus Presenting With Huge Subcutaneous Lumbosacral Abscess in a Neonate

Agrawal, Amit MCh*; Joharapurkar, S.R. MS†; Balpande, D.N. MD‡; Agrawal, Nilesh MBBS§; Kaithwas, C.V. MS*

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181660bd9
Case Reports

Infective complications associated with dermal sinuses are rare. We report a case of congenital dermal sinus in a 15-day female neonate associated with huge subcutaneous lumbosacral abscess managed successfully.

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*Department of Surgery; †DMDPGME & R; ‡Department of Pediatrics; §Department of Radiology, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Amit Agrawal, MCh, Department of Surgery, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha-442005, Maharashtra, India. E-mail:

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